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A second-line parade at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, one of many sights underlining the event's place-based identity. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival hide caption

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Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz

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Guest DJ Randy Newman

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Rich McKie/WXPN hide caption

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe

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Aww Yeah, Summertime — With The Robert Glasper Experiment

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Dinah Washington's impeccable voice was sleek, bright and high-flying; but beyond her technical power, she made history with style. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Mary Lou Williams' choral masterpiece Black Christ Of The Andes showcased her seemingly endless ability to innovate. William P. Gotlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com hide caption

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Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

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Patti Bown on Piano Jazz in 1980. Piano Jazz archives hide caption

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Patti Bown

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John Scofield Performs 'Quiet And Loud Jazz'

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Baltimore jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist's new album features a song dedicated to Freddie Gray. David I Muir/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

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Ernie K Doe performs at the 2001 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Leon Morris/Redferns hide caption

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01Stanton Moore, 'Here Come The Girls'

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From left to right: Jackie King, Willie Nelson and Marian McPartland. Courtesy of South Carolina Public Radio hide caption

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Willie Nelson and Jackie King on Piano Jazz

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It may look nondescript now, but New Orleans' Congo Square is where the musical foundations of jazz were laid down. Kevin McCaffrey/Courtesy of "A Closer Walk" hide caption

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In New Orleans, There's A Piece Of Music History Around Every Corner

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Gerald Wiggins On Piano Jazz

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Charles Lloyd's new album, Passin' Thru, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his New Quartet. Dorothy Darr/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'A Pocketful Of Blues': Charles Lloyd On 'Passin' Thru'

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