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Trumpeter Shamarr Allen, who has recorded both as a leader and sideman for Threadhead Records-funded projects, plays at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Chris Graythen/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pine Leaf Boys' members perform at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, La. David Simpson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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