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The Wynton Marsalis Septet.

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January 6, 2014 – The Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic director reunites his great '90s band to ring in 2014. WBGO

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Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Listen Cecile McLorin Salvant: Live In Washington, D.C. WBGO

January 1, 2014 – At 24, the vocalist was one of the breakout stars of 2013. She sings a set of finely aged material. WBGO

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Donald Harrison leads his quintet in concert.

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January 1, 2014 – The "King of Nouveau Swing" leads a young rhythm section at his alma mater.

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Bobby McFerrin with his daughter, Madison McFerrin.

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January 1, 2014 – The vocal gymnast salutes his father and his repertoire of spirituals — with his daughter. WBGO

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Paquito D'Rivera performs with the Kaia String Quartet.

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January 1, 2014 – Chicago's Latino Music Festival invited the Cuban-born reedman to perform with a string quartet. WBGO

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Convergence with Larry Goldings (foreground).

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January 1, 2014 – Every month, the sextet gathers in Denver — this particular month with a famed guest organist. KUVO

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John Scofield with drummer Louis Cato.

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January 2, 2013 – The eclectic electric guitarist plays from his raucous, electronic-infused Überjam songbook. WGBH

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Wynton Marsalis (center) on the floor at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

Listen Wynton Marsalis And Vince Giordano: Live In New York WBGO

January 2, 2013 – New interpretations of Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives recordings score the countdown to midnight. WBGO

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Clark Terry.

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January 2, 2013 – The legendary trumpeter, now 92, was in good spirits and excellent form as 1989 became 1990. WBGO

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Dee Alexander salutes Jimi Hendrix during her Funkin' With Electric Soul show.

Listen Dee Alexander's Funkin' With Electric Soul: Live In Chicago WBGO

January 2, 2013 – The powerful and versatile vocalist takes on Jimi Hendrix from the South Side of the city. WBGO

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Listen Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band: Live At Monterey Jazz Festival WBGO

January 2, 2013 – The large jazz orchestra, brassy and slick, powers through charts on the main festival stage. WBGO

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Dee Alexander.

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December 31, 2012 – Wynton Marsalis, Dee Alexander, John Scofield and more perform live from around the country.

Henry Cole.

Watch Henry Cole And The Afrobeat Collective: Live In Concert WBGO

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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L-R: Dan Blake, Julian Lage, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland perform on Toast of the Nation.

Listen Julian Lage Trio: Live In Concert WGBH

January 1, 2012 – The guitarist called top sidemen Eric Harland and Larry Grenadier for a party at his alma mater. WGBH

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Billy Childs.

Listen Billy Childs Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO

January 1, 2012 – The L.A.-based pianist and composer rung in 2012 with good friends at the intimate Blue Whale. WBGO

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