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Lionel Hampton is one of many jazz greats buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in New York City. Lee Sandstead/Courtesy of Woodlawn Cemetery hide caption

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Ornette Coleman performs during the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010. Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Bruce Lundvall attends a ceremony hosted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which produces the Grammy Awards. In addition to his role as record executive, he also once served as director of the Recording Academy. Noel Vasquez/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Sharon, who performed with Tony Bennett for over 40 years, plays in his hometown of Boulder, Colo. in 2010. Scott D. Smith/Retna/Corbis hide caption

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Clark Terry wasn't just a trumpeter with flawless technique; he was also, according to one peer, a "natural-born educator" who devoted much of his later career to passing on his immense musical knowledge. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Wadada Leo Smith finished second in the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, separated by only 12 points from surprise winner Steve Lehman. Scott Groller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"There was a lot of tears. There was a lot of anguish," Jimmy Greene says of writing Beautiful Life. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Herbie Hancock and Pharrell Williams performed Williams' hit "Happy" at the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz hide caption

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