WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
4:32 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Champions of American Song: Song of America, Sept. 9th at 5 pm on Encore!

Over the course of the 20th century, our classical singers were enthusiastic advocates for songs by American composers. In this installment of Thomas Hampson's Song of America series you'll hear the music they brought to far-flung audiences through recitals, phonograph records, and radio broadcasts. Sunday, September 9th, 5 to 6 pm.

Song listings with composer/poet, and performers.

Spotlight on The Bridge
8:07 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Bass Guitar Titan Victor Bailey Journeys Across The Bridge: Sept. 7th, 10 pm

It's been almost three years to the day since Philly's own Victor Bailey last visited the WRTI studios. Look forward to a lot of catching up! Victor undoubtedly will provide unique insight into his performance that's scheduled the following night at Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania's Mauch Chunk Opera House.  The concert will feature fellow icons Lenny White and Larry Coryell. The bass great joins WRTI's J.

WRTI Spotlight
1:16 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Vocalist Venissa Santi, Sept. 8th, 6:30 pm

Afro-Cuban vocalist Venissa Santi will discuss her latest project - her highly anticipated follow up to Bienvenida - on Saturday, September 8th at 6:30 pm. Don't miss it! Here's her website.

A Jazz Conversation
12:30 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Sax Player Michael Pedicin, Sept. 9th, 8 pm

Saxophonist Michael Pedicin will discuss his full-throttle performance on Live at the Loft, his beautifully recorded new album, on Sunday, September 9th at 8 pm. Tune in for an in-depth conversation!

Your Favorite Music
8:28 am
Wed September 5, 2012

WRTI Classical and Jazz Countdowns 2012: The Lists!

Here are the lists...we hope you enjoyed Labor Day Weekend with WRTI!

Classical Countdown List

Jazz Countdown List

WRTI Spotlight
8:14 am
Wed September 5, 2012

WRTI Jazz Countdown 2012 - The List!

Your 100 favorite jazz songs:

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
10:26 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: September 3, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:

1. Randy Crawford & Joe Sample - Everyday I Have the Blues - LIVE

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The Top 30 Listener Favorites
8:48 am
Tue September 4, 2012

WRTI Classical Countdown 2012 - The List!

Your 30 Favorite Classical Works, as chosen by you!

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WRTI Spotlight
6:26 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Eleven Pieces Of Silver: A Horace Silver Birthday Tribute on Big Band Jazz, Sept. 2nd at 7 pm

Pianist/composer Horace Silver

It's a Big Band Jazz 84th birthday tribute to Horace Silver. The pianist/composer was able to mix blues, funk, and soul into some of our best-known jazz standards. We'll feature 11 bands cookin' on "Sister Sadie," "Doodlin'," "Nica's Dream," and eight others. Don't miss it! Sunday, September 2nd, 7 to 8 pm.

Here's one of Silver's most popular standards...do you recognize it?

Now is the Time
12:59 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Snazzy on Now is the Time

It’s one piano, two pianos, jazz, and rags on Now is the Time, Sunday, September 2nd at 10 pm. David Baker pays tribute to musician Coltrane and writer Dunbar, while Kevin Beavers has fun, and Judith Lang Zaimont gets snazzy on two pieces from her Prestidigitations album.

Now is the Time means American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

PROGRAM:
Judith Lang Zaimont: Snazzy Sonata
Kevin Beavers: Sourpuss

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