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Dee Alexander's Funkin' With Electric Soul: Live In Chicago

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The powerful and versatile vocalist takes on Jimi Hendrix from the South Side of the city.

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Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert

The young pianist led his band in turbocharged standards, rags and original party anthems.

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Live In Los Angeles

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The swing revivalists honor a clear pioneer to their danceable approach: Bandleader Cab Calloway.

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Highlights From Winter Jazzfest 2014

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For one weekend each January, the epicenter of the New York jazz community is a marathon festival.

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Bobby McFerrin's 'spirityouall': Live At Monterey

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The vocal gymnast salutes his father and his repertoire of spirituals — with his daughter.

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Wynton Marsalis Septet: Live In New York

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The Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic director reunites his great '90s band to ring in 2014.

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Cecile McLorin Salvant: Live In Washington, D.C.

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At 24, the vocalist was one of the breakout stars of 2013. She sings a set of finely aged material.

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Donald Harrison Quintet: Live At Berklee

The "King of Nouveau Swing" leads a young rhythm section at his alma mater.

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Paquito D'Rivera: Live In Chicago

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Chicago's Latino Music Festival invited the Cuban-born reedman to perform with a string quartet.

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Convergence With Larry Goldings: Live In Denver

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Every month, the sextet gathers in Denver — this particular month with a famed guest organist.

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