Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

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Kendrick Scott And Oracle In Concert

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"I think solo piano is always the loneliest art form," Taylor Eigsti says. "It's fun, but I think it takes a while for it to become fun at times." Devin DeHaven hide caption

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Taylor Eigsti On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Pianist Helen Sung is one of the many performers at the "Generations in Jazz" concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set I

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Nicholas Payton Quintet in Concert at the Village Vanguard

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Hear Set II

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Led by the late Esbjorn Svensson, E.S.T. was one of the premier modern piano trios. Tobias Regell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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