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John Scofield's latest album is the genre-fluid, continent hopping Uberjam Deux.

Read John Scofield Returns To The Scene Of The Jam

June 30, 2013 – The jazz-rock guitarist's new album, Überjam Deux, reunites some old collaborators.


Caravan Palace.

Read Oui Et Oui: Montreal Jazz's French Connection WBGO

June 27, 2013 – Canada's grandest music event props up the city's elite French and Francophone musicians. WBGO

Duke Ellington (1899-1974) at the piano at the Fairfield Hall, Croydon, during a British tour on Feb. 10, 1963.

Read 'My Ellington': A Pianist Gives Duke Her Personal Touch

June 26, 2013 – Aki Takase's new album of Duke Ellington tunes reflects influences from Monk to Schoenberg.


Arturo Sandoval.

Listen Arturo Sandoval On Piano Jazz

June 21, 2013 – The Cuban trumpeter and pianist performs his own "Surena," plus Johnny Green's "Body and Soul."


Dee Dee Bridgewater (right) smiles big with pianist Edsel Gomez.

Listen Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet

June 20, 2013 – Hear Bridgewater lead her quintet in a set of tunes by Billie Holiday and the Gershwins.

Miami-born Cécile McLorin Salvant learned about improvisation and sang with her first band after moving to France in 2007.

Read Cécile McLorin Salvant: Making Old Songs New Again

June 18, 2013 – The 23-year-old jazz phenom makes a huge splash with her takes on vintage jazz and blues numbers.


Terence Blanchard is one of today's foremost jazz composers.

Watch Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero

June 15, 2013 – The jazz composer's latest project is an opera based on the true story of a gay boxer in the 1960s.


Father and son Bucky and John Pizzarelli have been playing guitar together since the latter was a kid.

Read Two Generations Of Jazz Guitar Tune Up For Father's Day

June 15, 2013 – Bucky Pizzarelli and his son, John, have been collaborating since John was a kid.


NO BS! Brass Band performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch NO BS! Brass Band: Tiny Desk Concert

June 15, 2013 – An 11-piece brass band turns up the funk and flies the flag high for its native Richmond, Va.


Cynthia Sayer.

Listen Cynthia Sayer On Piano Jazz

June 14, 2013 – The banjo player gives a fresh take on an old-time sound with host Jon Weber.


Marc Cary's new album is titled For the Love of Abbey.

Watch Reflections On A Dozen Years With Abbey Lincoln

June 14, 2013 – Marc Cary came to New York City to find his father. He also found a long gig with a jazz legend.

Janis Siegel.

Listen Janis Siegel On Piano Jazz

June 14, 2013 – Hear the seductive vocalist from The Manhattan Transfer sing material from Annie Lennox and more.

The cover image of The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, a 2002 box set of work from across the jazz guitarist's career.

Watch Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died

June 14, 2013 – Smith wrote the surf guitar anthem "Walk, Don't Run," which became a Top 10 hit for The Ventures.


Gretchen Parlato performing at the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, N.Y. July 28.

Listen Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet WBGO

June 13, 2013 – Hear Caramoor Jazz Festival sets from a quietly affecting singer and a distinctive hard bop band. WBGO

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