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Cole Porter contributed many songs to the Great American Songbook,  including "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

Read Get To Know: The Cole Porter Songbook Jazz24

June 8, 2009 – Celebrate Porter's birthday with covers by Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Nellie McKay and more. Jazz24

Django Reinhardt lost two fingers in an accident, but developed a unique style around his disability.

Read Django's World: Hot Club Jazz WESA

November 24, 2008 – Hear five songs from the founders and modern interpreters of the percussive "Gypsy Jazz" style. WESA

Not every Monk cover is made equal.

Read Monk Tribute Albums That Aren't Terrible

October 6, 2008 – Too many dishonor Thelonious Monk with wrongheaded covers. But a few manage to keep Monk weird.

John Coltrane: stylistic change we can believe in.

Read The Cocktail Party Guide To John Coltrane

September 22, 2008 – Arm yourself for dinner functions with a five-song primer to the iconic saxophonist.

Patricia Barber.

Read Patricia Barber: When Life Gives You Pop Songs

June 30, 2008 – The vocalist has steadily been discovering jazz standards in the midst of old pop hits.

Duke Ellington continues to be a strong influence to this day, even receiving a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.

Read Duke Ellington: Master Of The Jazz Song WESA

April 29, 2008 – Ellington's mark can be found everywhere on jazz, both past and present. WESA

Ella Fitzgerald.

Read Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady Of Song WESA

April 23, 2008 – Fitzgerald's three-octave range and pure tone made her one of the most recognized voices in jazz. WESA

 Gene Ammons on the cover of 1960's Boss Tenor.

Read Gene Ammons: Boss Tenor Sax WESA

April 16, 2008 – Gene "Jug" Ammons had a big, deep tone, perfect for everything from warm ballads to sweet swing. WESA

Billie Holiday.

Read Billie Holiday: A Lady Day Primer WESA

April 11, 2008 – Holiday's voice was unlike that of any other singer in her time, and remains unmatched in style. WESA

Stanley Turrentine.

Read Stanley Turrentine: Sax with a Touch of Blues WESA

April 4, 2008 – Hear five songs by the tenor sax legend, whose deep, warm, soulful tone was rooted in the blues. WESA

Eliane Elias.

Read Dear Bill: From Brazil, With Love, Eliane

February 27, 2008 – Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias picks five favorite small-group and solo recordings of Bill Evans.

McCoy Tyner.

Read A McCoy Tyner Primer WESA

November 29, 2007 – Hear five introductory songs from the legendary jazz pianist from WDUQ. WESA

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