Big Freedia (the stage name of New Orleans native Freddie Ross) is one of the biggest stars of the hip-hop subculture known as bounce. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trixie Whitley first emerged several years ago as the lead singer of the Daniel Lanois project Black Dub. Her debut as a solo artist is called Fourth Corner. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adam Ant's first album in 17 years, Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter, is an ersatz musical memoir. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Petra Haden's new album is titled Petra Goes to the Movies. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aaron Neville's latest album, My True Story, is a collection of the doo-wop songs he grew up singing in New Orleans. Sarah A. Friedman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center. Henrik Kam/Courtesy of SFJAZZ hide caption

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Jose James' new studio album is titled No Beginning No End. Janette Beckman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sean Lennon in the studio, during production of the Alter Egos soundtrack. Jordan Galland/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sunny Jain (center, with drum) leads Red Baraat. The band's latest album, Shruggy Ji, came out this month. Erin Patrice O'Brien/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On the new album Migrations, Cristina Pato plays the gaita, a bagpipe from her native region of Galicia in northwest Spain. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tenn. World Cafe hide caption

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The late Willie Mitchell of Royal Studio in Memphis. Courtesy of Royal Studio hide caption

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Emeli Sande. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Memphis rock band Lucero. Andy Modla/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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