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Nancy Wilson, photographed while performing during the Thelonious Monk Jazz Tribute Concert For Herbie Hancock at on Oct. 28, 2007 in Los Angeles. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Grammy-winning singer Nancy Wilson performs in 2003 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York during a concert titled "Nancy Wilson With Strings: Celebrating Four Decades of Music." Stuart Ramson/AP hide caption

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(L-R) Jane Bunnett, Danae Olano, James Francies, Booker T. Jones and Jason Moran at the Kennedy Center. Jati Lindsay/Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2018

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A photograph of jazz pianist James Reese Europe projected above the musicians performing Jason Moran's James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin. Camille Blake/courtesy of JazzFest Berlin hide caption

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This episode of Jazz Night in America features tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd. Dorothy Darr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

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The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band, with the London Brexit Choir, performing at the Barbican Centre in 2017. Mark Allan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Matthew Herbert Sets The EU To Music With His Brexit Big Band

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Robert Glasper On How To Get More Young People Into Jazz

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Charles Mingus poses next to a poster for his six nights of performances at the Strata Concert Gallery in Detroit in 1973. A recording of one of those nights has just been released. Sue Mingus/Courtesy of BBE Music hide caption

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In 'Lady Lady,' Masego Puts 'Trap House Jazz' On Display

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Musician Rubén Blades' new album contains jazz and rumba. Lawrence Sumulong/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

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John Grant's comical and moving new album Love is Magic is on our list of the best releases for Oct. 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 12: 6 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Into the Vault: Erroll Garner Uncovered

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Hamiet Bluiett, seen here performing at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2007, died Thursday at 78. Leon Morris/Redferns hide caption

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Hamiet Bluiett, Giant Of The Baritone Sax, Has Died At 78

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