Dee Dee Bridgewater's new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, mines the rich history of New Orleans music. Greg Miles/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bassist Christian McBride syncs up with drummer Lewis Nash in 2011. Simon Russell/Getty Images hide caption

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Cécile McLorin Salvant's new album, For One To Love, comes out Sept. 4. Mark Fitton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Arturo O'Farrill conducts during recording sessions in Havana last winter. David Garten/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kenny Burrell. Reed Hutchinson/UCLA hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concert with Terence Blanchard. Lani Milton/NPR hide caption

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