Judy Garland (right) sang "I Got Rhythm" in the 1943 movie version of the 1930s musical Girl Crazy. Courtesy of MGM hide caption

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The late saxophonist Fred Anderson recorded for Thrill Jockey with drummer Hamid Drake. Jim Newberry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For his debut album, drummer Henry Cole put together a band united under the umbrella of Afrobeat. Marisol Diaz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jack DeJohnette will perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival — just a few days before he turns 70. Chris Griffith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Panel No. 1 from Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series. The panel is titled: "During World War I there was a great migration north by southern African Americans." Courtesy of The Phillips Collection hide caption

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Woody Herman took the stately "Pomp and Circumstance" and made it a party. Photo Illustration: Lars Gotrich; Photos: Keystone/Hulton Archive, iStock. hide caption

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Martin Luther King Jr. waves from the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. during the March on Washington. AFP hide caption

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