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Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center. Jeffrey Kliman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center. hide caption

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Eddie Palmieri performs at the Kennedy Center. Juan L. Cruz/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Terence Blanchard plays the role of Miles Davis' trumpet with commitment and emotion at Monterey. Cole Thompson hide caption

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Dee Dee Bridgewater (right) smiles big with pianist Edsel Gomez. Richard Conde hide caption

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Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band. L-R: Blade, Myron Walden, Melvin Butler, Chris Thomas, Jon Cowherd. NPR Music hide caption

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David Sanchez and the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors perform at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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