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"To Jeff, With Love," An On-Air Memorial Tribute To Jeff Duperon on WRTI 90.1

Tobias Poole
Jeff's grandchildren walking in a New Orleans-style jazz procession in his memory on July 1, 2019.

On Friday, July 12th at 6 PM, join us as we pay tribute to our late host and jazz ambassador, Jeff Duperon, who passed on June 17th.

"To Jeff, With Love" will feature messages and memories of Jeff from the WRTI staff and jazz musicians from all over the country.

You'll also hear Jeff doing what he did best—teaching us about this wonderful artform for over two decades. And the music—ah, the music! Some of Jeff's favorite tunes will be the soundtrack to this celebration of his contributions to WRTI, and to the jazz community. Share your memories of Jeff at #ToJeffWithLove.

Hosted by Ms. Courtney Blue, this program will highlight the life and accomplishments of our New Orleans-born, but Philly-embraced "guardian of the groove," who was honored last year by the City of Philadelphia for his work with local jazz. Tune in to reminisce, learn something new, and hear some outstanding music.

Jeff lost his battle with cancer on June 17, 2019 at the age of 66. He graced the airwaves on WRTI every weekend, bringing you Nouveau Jazz Showcase, Juke Box Jazz and In A Mellow Tone. He was also the Board President of Jazz Bridge, a non-profit organization that provides services to musicians in crisis, and booked and attended jazz concerts all over the region. Read our obituary for Jeff.

Credit Tobias Poole