Gretchen Parlato performing at the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, N.Y. July 28. Gabe Palacio/Courtesy of the Caramoor Festival hide caption

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Darcy James Argue conducts the Secret Society in a new big-band piece at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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