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Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Listen Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

February 22, 2013 – The host of NPR's JazzSet joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.

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Duke Ellington's compositions present a timeless contribution to American music's legacy.

Read History As Symphony: The African-American Experience In Jazz Suites WFIU

February 21, 2013 – Composers such as Duke Ellington have captured black history in long-form works. Hear five examples. WFIU

Alexis Cuadrado sets surrealist Spanish poems to music in a concert at 92Y Tribeca.

Listen Alexis Cuadrado's 'A Lorca Soundscape' On JazzSet WBGO

February 21, 2013 – Cuadrado sets surrealist Spanish poems to music in a concert at 92Y Tribeca. WBGO

Pianist Orrin Evans performs at 92Y Tribeca as part of WBGO's The Checkout Live concert series.

Watch Orrin Evans Trio: Live In Concert WBGO

February 20, 2013 – A strong and harmonically provocative pianist, Evans drives a trio live in downtown Manhattan. WBGO

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Alto saxophonist Tim Green performs at 92Y Tribeca on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2012.

Watch Tim Green Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO

February 20, 2013 – The emotive Baltimore saxophonist celebrates his debut album, Songs From This Season. WBGO

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Jose James performs before a live audience for KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Jose James KCRW

February 20, 2013 – Watch the stylish jazz singer perform his funky single "Trouble" during a special concert in L.A. KCRW

George Duke.

Listen George Duke On Piano Jazz

February 15, 2013 – A pianist for Miles Davis and Frank Zappa, Duke plays "My Funny Valentine" with Marian McPartland.

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Pianist Darrell Grant is one of the anchors of the Portland jazz community.

Read Survey The Portland Jazz Scene With Five Great Tunes KMHD

February 14, 2013 – The Portland Jazz Festival, opening Friday, turns the spotlight on a diverse community of talent. KMHD

Rudresh Mahanthappa.

Read Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting

February 13, 2013 – The saxophonist and his quartet cross-pollinate Indian classical music and Captain Beefheart.

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Donald Byrd onstage, in an image circulated by his record label at the time, Blue Note Records.

Watch Remembering Donald Byrd, Jazz Trumpeter Who Spanned Generations

February 11, 2013 – Byrd helped to develop hard bop jazz, and his funkier recordings shaped black pop music for years.

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Randy Weston

Listen Randy Weston On Piano Jazz

February 8, 2013 – The pianist and composer performs a set of tunes that incorporate his experiences in Morocco.

Jaleel Shaw.

Watch Jaleel Shaw Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO

February 7, 2013 – The jazz alto saxophonist returns to his alma mater to lead his own band in a live concert webcast. WBGO

J Dilla in the studio of fellow producer Madlib.

Watch Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator

February 7, 2013 – The legacy of the late hip-hop producer extended far beyond the beats he painstakingly created.

Billie Holiday topped Jazz24's list of the greatest jazz vocal songs with "Strange Fruit."

Read The Mix: 50 Great Jazz Vocals Jazz24

February 7, 2013 – We asked our audience to rank their favorite lyrical songs in the jazz canon. Listen to the results. Jazz24

Chris Potter (center) performs live at the Village Vanguard.

Listen Chris Potter Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

February 6, 2013 – The widely admired saxophonist has been reading Homer. Here, he presents an Odyssey-inspired suite. WBGO

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