Chucho Valdes, the 2011 winner of the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album, performs earlier this year at a Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy. That award was eliminated in April; starting next year, Valdes and other Latin jazz musicians will compete in the Best Jazz Album category. Barbara Zanon/Getty Images hide caption

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Perth Amboy, NJ's long-running free concert series is just one program threatened by loss of funding as the Music Performance Trust Fund dries up. Felix Contreras hide caption

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American jazz saxophonist Frank Foster performs on stage circa 1981. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Marlon Brando was an Afro-Cuban drumming enthusiast, as well as an inventor whose lost prototypes became the stuff of urban legend. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott's collaborative album, Ninety Miles, comes out June 21. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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