Nouveau Jazz Showcase with Jeff Duperon

Friday, 6 to 10 pm

Start your weekend with new jazz releases every Friday night. Jeff shines the spotlight on today’s established artists, and the up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. This showcase will keep you in tune with today’s jazz scene, not only locally, but on a global scale.

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June 17, 2019. Pianist Larry Fuller is a guy who’s truly just happy to be here. This is not to suggest complacency—quite the opposite, actually. It suggests perspective. Taking nothing for granted and treating the opportunity to play music for a living as a privilege—that’s what comes through with the utmost force when learning about Larry Fuller and listening to his music.

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June 10, 2019. Drummer Akira Tana and his quartet, Otonowa (Sound Circle), are doing for Japanese standards what jazz musicians have been doing for American standards for years: respecting their past and infusing them with cool. And that’s exactly what they’ve done with Ai San San (Love’s Radiance), their third album dedicated to aiding those devastated by 2011’s earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan.

June 3, 2019. Sometimes in music, especially jazz, we call a particularly ambitious new album “a project,” especially when the music is something more, the perfect vehicle to deliver an impactful story. With 400: An African American Musical Portrait, bassist Avery Sharpe hasn’t just released a new album—he’s unveiled a serious project.

May 28, 2019. Mary Stallings sounds great—for any age, but, particularly, for hers. She’ll be 80 in August. This could be because she took so many years away from being a jazz singer, disillusioned by music business politics, to focus on raising her daughter, R&B singer Adriana Evans.

Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky

May 20, 2019. The Airmen of Note is the award-winning jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band. With Global Reach, their fourth new album in as many years, the ‘Note’ truly goes global, featuring arrangements of traditional Irish and Korean folk tunes, along with breezy, beachy sambas, and—just for good measure—a Beatles cover.

May 13, 2019. Joshua Redman is like the Kobe Bryant of saxophonists. All the pedigree, all the pressure, all the hype and—no doubt—all the people who would’ve preferred he not live up to it.

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Tune in to WRTI on Friday at 7 PM for a special Live Broadcast from South Jazz Kitchen with WRTI Host J. Michael Harrison. The Terell Stafford Quintet takes the stage with its unique interpretation of straight ahead jazz; listen from wherever you are.

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The Woodmere Art Museum's exhibition Freedom's Journal: The Art of Jerry Pinkney—which showcases the works of master watercolorist, Caldecott-winning illustrator, and Philadelphia native Jerry Pinkney—will end on May 12th. The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will be at the Woodmere on Saturday, May 11th at 7 PM to perform a musical narrative of two books illustrated by Pinkney—I Want To Be, by Thylias Moss, and The Old African, by Julius Lester.

As an 11-year-old in Lagos, Nigeria, Douyé promised her dying father she’d one day sing the music he played for her as a child—jazz. After two well-received R&B records, the versatile vocalist (pronounced Doe-Yay) honored that promise, making her jazz debut with 2017’s Daddy Said So. Now, with Quatro, Douye’s diving into the Antonio Carlos Jobim songbook to honor the ancestral roots that she shares with bossa nova.

April 23, 2019. South Jersey’s Paul Jost had a long career as an instrumentalist before debuting as a vocalist with 2014’s aptly named Breaking Through. In the newly released follow-up to that debut, Simple Life, Jost shows that he’s blown way past “getting the hang of this singing thing” on his way to positively reveling in it.