WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
3:16 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Highlights Show on From the Top: Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm

Gunther Schuller, the great American composer, conductor, author, music educator, jazz innovator, and French horn player, is the special guest artist on From the Top this week.

7:54 am
Tue July 10, 2012

The Elusive Girl From Ipanema

Lead in text: 
The endlessly covered Brazilian song turns 50 this year. What explains its quirky endurance?
  • Source: Wsj
  • | Via: The Wall Street Journal
Before 1962, if John Q. Nobody gave any thought to South America at all, it probably didn't range much beyond banana republics, fugitive Nazis and Carmen Miranda. That changed 50 years ago this summer when a tall and tan and young and lovely goddess was born. She was "The Girl From Ipanema."
Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, July 9, 2012

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

This week's Hot 11:

1. Jens Wendelboe Big Band - Joy SpringFRESH HEAT

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Now is the Time
6:38 am
Sun July 8, 2012

The Wider View on Now is the Time

David Snow's WINTER

It’s burning out there, so cool down and take a wider view on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 8th at 10 pm. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Program:
David Snow: Winter


Wendy Mae Chambers: Organism from Symphony of the Universe


H. Leslie Adams: The Wider View

WRTI Spotlight
6:31 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Voices In Jazz on HD-2: A French Connection on July 8th at 3 pm

Join WRTI host Bob Craig for a celebration of some wonderful songs with a French Connection, including "April in Paris" by Ella Fitzgerald with the Basie band, a new version of "C'est Si Bon" by Halie Loren, and Karrin Allyson's vocalese of Clifford Brown's "Parisian Thoroughfare." Also, songwriter Jimmy McHugh is in the birthday spotlight ("I'm In The Mood For Love" and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood"). Plus, an interview with singer/pianist Patti Wicks.

WRTI Spotlight
6:21 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Big Band Jazz Does Some Name-Dropping: July 8th at 7 pm

Billy Eckstine

Join host Bob Craig to hear some well-known "jazz characters" get the Big Band Jazz treatment, including "Killer Joe," "Freddy Freeloader," and others. Also, in the birthday file this week are Billy Eckstine and Louie Bellson.

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:59 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

John Philip Sousa on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: July 7th at 5 pm

John Philip Sousa

The circus came to town, and the music director, walking through the streets, heard a violin beautifully played from a house he was passing by. He knocked on the door, and offered a job to the 13-year-old boy who was practicing. The boy, always independent (he had started his own dance orchestra two years earlier), decided to run away the next day and, yes, to join the circus. But his father got wind of it and the next morning marched him to the Marines, apprenticing him to the band there. The father could do that, because he played trombone in the United States Marine Band.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:57 pm
Sat July 7, 2012

LA Opera: EUGENE ONEGIN on July 7th at 1 pm

Baritone Dalibor Jenis is the title character and soprano Oksana Dyka is the young woman who sends him a love letter in LA Opera’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

A young and impassioned country girl, Tatiana (soprano Oksana Dyka), hastily writes a love letter to the brooding aristocrat Onegin (baritone Dalibor Jenis). She unwittingly sets off an unstoppable series of events, leaving Onegin forever regretting the love he so casually spurned.
 Join us on Saturday, July 7th, from 1 to 4:30 pm for our first broadcast of the season from LA Opera.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:55 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Trombonist Jermaine Bryson Stops By The Bridge: July 6th at 10 pm

Jermaine Bryson, at right, is the band leader of MOZAIC FLOW.

Join WRTI's J. Michael Harrison as he welcomes the leader of Mozaic Flow, trombonist Jermaine Bryson.  Jermaine will be visiting The Bridge to debut the group's new single and discuss his career and upcoming CD release. As a Temple University graduate, with a degree in jazz performance, Jermaine has a profound love for all types of music. 

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, July 2, 2012

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

This week's Hot 11:

1. Jens Wendelboe Big Band - Joy SpringFRESH HEAT

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