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Watch Preservation Hall Jazz Band Play 'La Malanga' Live In The Studio

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The spirited band performs a cut from its Cuba-inspired new album, So It Is, live at Apogee Studio in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro

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The low end has always been terra firma for Williams, one of the all-time great bassists in modern jazz. Hear highlights of a recent set with his post-bop ensemble, Something More.

Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro

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T.S. Monk On Piano Jazz

The percussionist dedicated this 1995 set with host Marian McPartland to his father, Thelonious Monk.

T.S. Monk On Piano Jazz

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Watch Sarathy Korwar Play A Nighttime Meditation On Tablas And Computer

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The London-based percussionist and producer performs "Indefinite Leave To Remain," a song whose themes speak to the issue of cultural exchange in an era of high geopolitical tension.

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Carmen Cavallaro On Piano Jazz

The pianist's tender style created an ideal atmosphere for romantics everywhere. In this 1989 session, he solos on his arrangement of a Cole Porter medley.

Carmen Cavallaro On Piano Jazz

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

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In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

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2017 NEA Jazz Masters Dave Holland, Dick Hyman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Dr. Lonnie Smith (not pictured: Ira Gitler) at the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI, on April 2, 2017. Yassine El Mansouri/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters, In Their Own Words

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Hear how the artists honored by the NEA this year — Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman and Ira Gitler — earned their stripes and paid their jazz dues.

The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters, In Their Own Words

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Trudy Pitts On Piano Jazz

The organist performs Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" with Marian McPartland in this 1992 session.

Trudy Pitts On Piano Jazz

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Barry Harris On Piano Jazz

The seminal jazz pianist and educator joined host Marian McPartland in the fall of 2002.

Piano Jazz: 2/3/2017

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Video: Housing Costs Push Musicians Out Of New Orleans

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Jazz vocalist John Boutté feels he can no longer afford to live in his hometown of New Orleans. He's not alone.