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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Sean Jones, Jeff 'Tain' Watts On JazzSet

The trumpeter and the drummer each bring high-energy bands to the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Marcus Miller performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Newport Jazz Festival

Marcus Miller, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

Few musicians today are as versatile as the bassist, keyboardist, bass clarinetist, film composer, producer ... you get the picture. Miller was also veteran of Miles Davis' last band.

Marcus Miller, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Newport Jazz Festival

Donny McCaslin Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Donny McCaslin is an imposingly tall fellow and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet — and who wields a sax like few others. The audience didn't know what hit 'em in this live morning performance.

Donny McCaslin Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play. Len Katz Photography hide caption

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet

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At the annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day 2011, an amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band — outdoors, free, and in Surround Sound on JazzSet.

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Newport Folk Festival

Jim James, Live In Concert

On his first solo album, Jim James turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear him perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Jim James, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Newport Folk Festival

The Mountain Goats, Live In Concert

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle spent the 1990s recording songs solo on low-fidelity equipment like boom boxes. He now leads a full, versatile band, and his songwriting retains capacity to stun.

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Newport Jazz Festival

Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert

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A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans tradition, Batiste has an entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He met his band at Juilliard — and does "modern jazz" with a metropolitan flair.

Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Newport Jazz Festival

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live In Concert

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2013 marked three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it both bebop and funk. Hear their danceable Newport set.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage, Live In Concert

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One of the finest guitarists in jazz history — who made classic records with Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Ron Carter and so on — is still at it at age 82. Hear him perform with a younger guitar phenom.

Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Live In Concert

The fiery pianist has earned the right to be confident: He's been leading Latin jazz bands for over 50 years. "I don't guess I'm going to excite you with my band," he's been known to say. "I know it."

Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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