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Gregory Porter (center) performs with saxophonist Yohsuke Satoh at the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival in Prague.

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September 19, 2013 – When Porter performed at a Prague music festival, applause between songs ran for a minute or longer. WBGO


Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.

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September 12, 2013 – JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center. WBGO


Terence Blanchard plays the role of Miles Davis' trumpet with commitment and emotion at Monterey.

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September 5, 2013 – Terence Blanchard plays Miles Davis' role with commitment and emotion in a set from Monterey. WBGO

Christie Dashiell performs as part of the Kennedy Center's Discover Series.

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August 29, 2013 – A former Sing-Off contestant and a Cuban pianist bring something new to the Kennedy Center. WBGO


The Branford Marsalis Quartet.

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August 22, 2013 – Hear the first host of JazzSet bring his long-running quartet to the Napa Valley Opera House. WBGO


Sean Jones performs at the Detroit Jazz Festival.

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August 15, 2013 – The trumpeter and the drummer each bring high-energy bands to the Detroit Jazz Festival.

Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play.

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August 9, 2013 – An amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band. WBGO

Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes.

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August 1, 2013 – Hear the two-piano duo make a "unique sound that is the sum of both of us" at the Kennedy Center.

Saxophonist Miguel Zenón performs with pianist Laurent Coq at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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July 25, 2013 – The saxophonist and the drummer rework the music of their respective islands at Newport. WBGO

Saxophonist John Ellis (center) performs with Matt Perrine (left) on sousaphone at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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July 18, 2013 – Intense, forward-looking music for dancing and dreaming, recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO

Drummer Lewis Nash performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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July 11, 2013 – Hear the first-call drummer and Grammy-winning vocalist lead inspiring sets, back to back.

Anat Cohen (left) performs with Avishai Cohen (center) at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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July 4, 2013 – Avishai Cohen's Triveni is spare, with just trumpet, bass and drums at the Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO

Louis Armstrong Continuum  on stage. Co-leader Vince Giordano is on tuba in the back row.

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June 27, 2013 – Marsalis leads the Louis Armstrong Continuum, and the Big Phat Band plays "Rhapsody in Blue." WBGO


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

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

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

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

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