Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center. Jeffrey Kliman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center. hide caption

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Chris Potter (center) performs live at the Village Vanguard. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Ringo Starr's gold-plated snare drum will be on display at New York's Metropolitan Museum until December. Express Newspapers/Hulton Archive hide caption

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Marian McPartland. Andrew Lepley/Redferns hide caption

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