"It was part of a beautiful, long story," Dee Dee Bridgewater says of hosting JazzSet. "It has been a highlight of my career." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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JazzSet Signs Off

Hear an intimate, bittersweet farewell, with highlights that span the NPR jazz show's 23-year run.

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Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet

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Today's alto man renews a classic, Charlie Parker With Strings, at the Kennedy Center.

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They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

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JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center.

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Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Septet On JazzSet

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The pianist throws elbows and forearms to get what he needs in this Kennedy Center performance.

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Benny Green Trio On JazzSet

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The trio presents Monk's Dream: Fifty Years Fresh at the KC Jazz Club with Gary Smulyan.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet

Hear Bridgewater lead her quintet in a set of tunes by Billie Holiday and the Gershwins.

Gretchen Parlato performing at the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, N.Y. July 28. Gabe Palacio/Courtesy of the Caramoor Festival hide caption

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Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet

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Hear Caramoor Jazz Festival sets from a quietly affecting singer and a distinctive hard bop band.

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Arturo O'Farrill On JazzSet

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The ALJO is celebrating its tenth anniversary and looking forward to Grammy night.

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Sangam performs at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival. From left to right: Eric Harland, Zakir Hussain and Charles Lloyd. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

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Lloyd, Zakir Hussain and Eric Harland created a confluence of East and West sounds at Newport.

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