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Outside the Village Vanguard, January 2011. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Outside the Village Vanguard, January 2011.

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Tonight, we're live at the Village Vanguard with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. The VJO plays every Monday night and generally packs the joint. Show starts at 9 p.m. ET; we'll have chat and live video tonight, and a recording tomorrow. Join us?

Tonight is also our 50th edition of the Live at the Village Vanguard series (npr.org/villagevanguard), produced by WBGO and hosted here at NPR Music. I've heard all 50, which hasn't been too hard; I've sat at my desk at NPR headquarters web-monkeying for the overwhelming majority of them. I'm biased, but I don't hear a dud in the bunch.

Here's the full archive and a brief guide to all of them:

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Finally: If you've been with us for a while, you'll notice that the way that these concerts look on your screen has changed. We've redesigned the page to better accommodate video, live chat and compatibility with iPhones and iPads. We're still working out all the bugs in our archives, but we think you'll like what you see and hear.