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September 2, 2019. It’s very easy for friends to become chosen family in the City of Brotherly Love. Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Bruce Barth, Tim Warfield, David Wong and Byron Landham created Family Feeling not only because of jazz scene ties, but by the camaraderie that comes from being part of the Temple University family.

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Join WRTI on the 4th of July as the Airmen of Note create musical fireworks! The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force hosts annual radio events that allow listeners from far and wide to experience their brand of Americana, delivered with the help of famous jazz guest artists.

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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.

April 29, 2019. Late last year, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli released his latest record, If You Could See Me Now. Curious title—might Magnarelli have been slyly foreshadowing his forthcoming appearance on WRTI’s VuHaus series? Anything’s possible. Though it’s much more plausible that the album takes its name from the iconic tune Tadd Dameron composed for Sarah Vaughan in 1946.

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March 25, 2019. In a world of heavy-handed politics, saxophonist Cory Weeds is remarkable for his diplomacy. On Live at Frankie’s Jazz Club, his 15th album as a leader, Weeds returns to the alto and to his role as Canada’s unofficial ambassador to the jazz world.

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November 12, 2018. Bronx native Carlos Henriquez has been a force-to-be-reckoned with since he picked up a bass during middle school. He has toured and performed with some of the best. Now, on Dizzy Con Clave: Live from Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the best are performing with Henriquez as the leader, paying homage to the great Dizzy Gillespie.

July 23, 2018.  It’s been five years since we’ve had new music from saxophonist and York, Pennsylvania native Tim Warfield.  His new album, Jazzland, uses the same configuration of his 2013 release One for Shirley. Terell Stafford is on trumpet, Pat Bianchi on the Hammond B3 organ, Byron Landham is the drummer, and Daniel Sadownick handles percussion.

All Memorial Day Weekend: Double Takes on WRTI!

May 24, 2017

Wait, what... it’s summer already?! We’re doing a “Double Take Memorial Day Weekend” at WRTI with the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day Weekend. Hear “double takes” of your favorite classical composers and jazz standards. And of course, we’ll play classical and jazz favorites all weekend long as we honor the meaning of Memorial Day.

At Last! A Jazz Orchestra for Philadelphia

Jun 10, 2016

The tremendous trumpeter Terell Stafford says finding talent for the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia was “super easy” because Philadelphia is filled with brilliant musicians. Chemistry is key in the band that Stafford put together in 2013. He says the jazz orchestra is what Philadelphia is about:  jazz virtuosos with ties to the city, focusing on music connected to its past and present.


In 1965, the trumpeter, composer and arranger Thad Jones and the drummer Mel Lewis found themselves with a book of Big Band music originally intended for the Count Basie Orchestra — and nobody to perform it. So they made their own.

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