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The Chihiro Yamanaka trio is Yoshi Waki, bass; Ferenc Nemeth, drums; Yamanaka, piano.

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October 18, 2012 – The pianist's imaginative virtuosity is beginning to translate to stateside jazz success. WBGO

Dave Douglas.

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September 19, 2012 – The trumpeter's new band, with folksinger Aoife O'Donovan, explores a carefully curated hymnal. WBGO

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Antonio Sanchez.

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June 17, 2012 – International jazz stars want him as a drummer. But he's also a composer of open, soaring music. WBGO

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Clarence Penn.

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June 17, 2012 – It's been 10 years since the drummer released an album. Now, he imagines Salvador DalĂ­ in Brooklyn. WBGO

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Henry Cole.

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May 30, 2012 – As part of an 11-piece band, the drummer locates the African heart of Caribbean party music. WBGO

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Gilad Hekselman.

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May 30, 2012 – In his search for the emotional core of modern jazz, the guitarist wrote a batch of nifty tunes. WBGO

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Avishai Cohen of Third World Love.

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April 26, 2012 – Folk dances of Africa and the Middle East come to the fore in the bouncy sway of this quartet. WBGO

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Now vs. Now: (L-R) Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou, Mark Guiliana.

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April 26, 2012 – Jason Lindner's electro-groove trio refracts the sounds of New York City, from bebop to way beyond. WBGO

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April 10, 2012 – The trumpeter once busked in New York subways. These days, her local gigs are more prestigious. WBGO

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Alexis Cuadrado.

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March 28, 2012 – A Spanish bassist in New York addresses the works of a Spanish poet who came decades before him. WBGO

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Manuel Valera.

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March 28, 2012 – A Cuban pianist hears the percussive sweep of his birth country as modern, electrified jazz. WBGO

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Kendrick Scott.

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March 8, 2012 – The fluid drummer takes his band to his alma mater for a live preview of his upcoming album. WBGO

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Donny McCaslin.

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March 1, 2012 – The saxophonist has been on a funk-fueled electric bender, and likely won't unplug any time soon. WBGO

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Adam Rogers.

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March 1, 2012 – Amid skronky shredding and biting backbeats, the guitarist leads his trio in concert. WBGO

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Leala Cyr (left) and Ricardo Vogt.

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February 9, 2012 – She's from a small Midwestern town. He's from Southern Brazil. They blend musical traditions live. WBGO

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