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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Gene Kelly's iconic performance in Singin' in the Rain was informed by the rhythms of jazz. MGM Studios/Hulton Archive hide caption

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