A native of the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo is one of the most energetic pianists in jazz. Alessandra Raimondi/via Flickr hide caption

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When trumpeter Sean Jones isn't touring the world, he is also an assistant professor at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University School of Music. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Don't let Jasper Hoiby's Scandinavian cheekbones fool you. The Danish bassist (center) is very much a key part of London's jazz scene. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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