Antonio Sanchez is well known to jazz fans, but the drummer and bandleader got a boost when director Alejandro González Iñárritu chose him to compose a percussion-only score for the film Birdman. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Saxophonist Hailey Niswanger's new album is PDX Soul. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Big Chief Tugga Cloud, 17, leads the Red Flame Hunters, a newer Mardi Gras Indian tribe that is also a youth outreach organization. Eve Troeh/WWNO hide caption

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John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964. Chuck Stewart/Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History hide caption

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Adolphe Sax's invention has found its way into many styles of music. Here, Clarence Clemons plays the tenor sax with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Lexington, Ky., in 1984. Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images hide caption

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Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities. Jessica Hancock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Joshua Redman Quartet performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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