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Herbie Hancock speaks at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Induction Ceremony 2013 at Harvard University. The JJA awarded the pianist with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday.

April 15, 2014 Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the musicians awarded for achievement in the year 2013.

Marie Marcus.

April 11, 2014 Cape Cod's "First Lady of Jazz" performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor.


Dee Dee Bridgewater.

April 11, 2014 The singer performs two of Billie Holiday's signature songs: "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child."


Jayne Cortez in 1996. The poet often recorded her poems to improvised music.

April 11, 2014 Hear a sampling of collisions between the written word and the improvised solo.

Billy Childs.

April 10, 2014 The pianist's quartet makes psychic connections to Freddie Hubbard in a set from The Blue Whale.


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