The Branford Marsalis Quartet. Eric Ryan Anderson hide caption

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Branford Marsalis spoke with NPR about modern jazz, his family, and his new album, Four MFs Playin' Tunes. Courtesy of Marsalis Music. hide caption

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Branford Marsalis (left) and Joey Calderazzo. Stephen Sheffield/Marsalis Music hide caption

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The 2011 NEA Jazz Masters. Top row (L-R, from second left): Delfeayo Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Jason Marsalis. Bottom row (L-R): Hubert Laws, Orrin Keepnews, Johnny Mandel, David Liebman. Also pictured are NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman (top row, left), NEA Director of Music and Opera Wayne Brown (top row, right), and Executive Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Adrian Ellis (bottom row, right). Frank Stewart/Jazz at Lincoln Center/NEA hide caption

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Claudia Acuna performs at Newport Jazz. Wiqan Ang hide caption

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Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo perform at Newport Jazz. Wiqan Ang hide caption

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Folk Art is Joe Lovano's 21st recording for the Blue Note label. He gives a generous nod to Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango on the stand-out track, "Dibango." Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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