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Amir ElSaffar performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

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November 14, 2013 – The trumpeter mixes instruments from both sides of the world at the Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO

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Ray Anderson (right) leads his scaled-down Pocket Brass Band at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

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November 7, 2013 – At the Newport Jazz Festival, Anderson shares his "musical memoir" of growing up in 1960s Chicago. WBGO

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Nicole Mitchell performs at the Kennedy Center.

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October 31, 2013 – Hear the adventurous musician and composer play the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. WBGO

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Performances of The Coastal Suite are accompanied by a slow slideshow of Ruth Brownlee's paintings, including this one, Midwinter Gale.

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October 24, 2013 – Hear the pianist's new piece inspired by light, emotion, ambience and the sea. WBGO

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Chris Lightcap performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

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October 17, 2013 – The rhythm of the city drives a suite by Lightcap and Bigmouth, performing in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Geof Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's (pictured) life story through her work with Dizzy Gillespie and Randy Weston.

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October 10, 2013 – Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's life story through her work with Gillespie and Weston.

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Helen Sung performs at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center.

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October 3, 2013 – The pianist adapts classical dances to jazz format at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. WBGO

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Terri Lyne Carrington

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September 26, 2013 – The drummer presents Money Jungle, a version of the Ellington/Mingus/Roach LP, live at Berklee. WBGO

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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