WRTI Spotlight

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: September 16, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Scott Hamilton - Trubbel - SWEDISH BALLADS... & MORE  

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ENCORE!
7:47 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Bach and Bloch: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI, Sept. 15, 5 PM

Composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)

This month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast is led by guest conductor and violinist Scott Yoo.  Yoo is music director and conductor of Boston's Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and leads a program here that includes the Concerto Grosso No. 1 of Ernest Bloch, and Georg Philipp Telemann's Don Quicchotte suite.

8:32 am
Sat September 14, 2013

Verdi vs Wagner: Join the Debate on September 15 at 1 PM

Lead in text: 
English actor Stephen Fry is chairing a musical debate that pits two of music's greatest opera composers, both celebrating their bicentennial years. Watch the LIVE event at this post on Sunday at 1 pm.
In the blue corner - intellectual, visionary, Teutonic, politically dodgy - juts the angular chin of the velvet-beret-clad head of the Saxon egomaniac Richard Wagner; in the red - passionate, latin, humanist, politically of the people - is the brooding, also bearded, top-hat-crowned visage of Giuseppe Verdi.
Opera on WRTI
12:16 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

San Francisco Opera: Jake Heggie's MOBY-DICK, September 14, 1 PM

Jay Hunter Morris sings Captain Ahab in Jake Heggie's MOBY-DICK.

"Achingly beautiful" is how the Associated Press describes San Francisco Opera's production of Moby-Dick. Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer adapt Herman Melville's meditation on man and the sea into "...a vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater..." (San Francisco Chronicle).

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At The PMA On Friday Night
6:32 am
Thu September 12, 2013

WRTI & Terell Stafford at Art After 5 = Fun!

Terell Stafford is "one of the great trumpet players of our time" - (McCoy Tyner). Terell is director of jazz studies at Temple University and has a busy touring calendar.

Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off.  Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.

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WRTI Spotlight
8:47 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

James Collins with Jeff Duperon, Saturday, September 14th, 6:30 PM

Jazz pianist James Collins, a student in the Temple University Jazz Studies program, is the featured guest on Straight Ahead with Jeff Duperon this Saturday night at 6:30 PM.

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WRTI 60th Anniversary Limited-Edition CDs
7:49 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

60th Anniversary Jazz 2-CD Set

from St. Thomas (1956). Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Max Roach, drums; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass

To celebrate WRTI's 60 years on the air, we've selected some of your favorite pieces and put them together in one fabulous collection as our thanks to you—our loyal listeners!

Our exclusive 60th Anniversary Commemorative Jazz Collection includes one great composition after another: straight-ahead, organ jazz, hard bop, and contemporary. Many of your favorite artists—Coltrane, Dizzy, Cannonball, Heath Brothers, and McCoy Tyner, just to name a few—are represented. It's the WRTI listening experience in a jewel case!

Contribute today at the $160 level and we'll thank you with our limited-edition WRTI 60th Anniversary Jazz 2-CD set. Pledge Here, and Thanks!

Check out the track list below:

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Jazz Hot 11
11:55 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: September 9, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimée - Them There Eyes - BURSTIN' OUT  

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WRTI Spotlight
5:48 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Pianist Orrin Evans and Likemind Collective: Pushing The Boundaries Of Music Together

Pianist Orrin Evans

Here's a show not to be missed! One of Philadelphia's star jazz residents, pianist Orrin Evans, will perform on September 11th with his Likemind Collective at World Cafe Live. Some super-talented jazz artists will showcase their latest works and keep you smiling. The Likemind Collective includes Evans, bassist Eric Revis, drummer Nasheet Waits, vocalist J.D. Walter, and saxophonist Oliver Lake.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:30 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Live Recordings On Big Band Jazz: Sunday at 7 PM

Big Band Jazz is featuring an hour of live recordings this Sunday evening at 7 pm. From England to New England...Vegas to The Village Vanguard, you'll hear lots of great performances from Buddy Rich, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and more. Join us!

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