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Arturo O'Farrill leads the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at the Newport Jazz Festival. Courtesy of Lena Adasheva hide caption

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Until his death on Dec. 28, 2010, Dr. Taylor was the long-running Artistic Director for Jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Courtesy of Dalibor Plavsic hide caption

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The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Steve Turre introduced the conch shells to jazz in 1981. David Redfern/Referns/Getty Images hide caption

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