As the beloved jazz host partially retires from broadcasting on WRTI—his last weeknight shift is on Thursday, June 30th—musicians and listeners celebrate his career and contributions to jazz.
WRTI Top Stories
Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.
Gary Bartz shares stories from his sixty-plus-year career, covering everything from bebop to hip-hop. Hear a heartfelt conversation between the legendary saxophonist and host Christian McBride.
Join us on Sunday, June 26th at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, and Monday, June 27th at 7 PM on WRTI HD-2 when our Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series brings you a performance from the Orchestra’s 2021/2022 season, recorded live in April of 2022.
Join us to celebrate Pride Month on Saturday, June 25th from 8 AM to 1 PM on WRTI 90.1, on the WRTI mobile app, and on your favorite smart speaker.
Juneteenth, now a federal holiday on June 19th commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and the emancipation of Black Americans, is also a celebration of Black culture. Join us to hear the perfect mix of classical music and jazz for the occasion.
WRTI Video Spotlight
Watch harpist and ASTRAL laureate Emily Levin perform Marcel Grandjany's The Colorado Trail, a piece that showcases the richness of the harp.
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