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Nicholas Payton.

Listen Nicholas Payton Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

March 10, 2010 – The trumpeter drives through jazz's hard-swinging main stem with an experimental, electric touch. WBGO

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Gerald Clayton.

Listen Gerald Clayton Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

February 10, 2010 – The graceful, nuanced pianist debuts at the venerable club at the ripe age of 25. WBGO

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Lee Konitz.

Listen Lee Konitz Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

January 20, 2010 – Still going full tilt, the wonderfully unpredictable octogenarian and jazz legend performs. WBGO

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Listen The Bad Plus: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

December 31, 2009 – The trio's festive humor comes to light as it ushers in a new decade with new original compositions. WBGO

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Listen Dave Douglas Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

December 9, 2009 – The trumpeter and composer's most popular band, filled with world-class talent, presents new works. WBGO

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Christian McBride performs at the Village Vanguard.

Listen Christian McBride And Inside Straight: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

November 11, 2009 – The fluid, borderless bassist leads a band specifically assembled for the great venue. WBGO

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Listen Billy Hart Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

September 23, 2009 – A career sideman who happens to be a modern master drummer, Hart steps into the leader's chair. WBGO

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JD Allen.

Listen JD Allen Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

August 12, 2009 – Noisy but soothing, simple but dense, the saxophonist's trio confronts jazz history's antecedents. WBGO

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Listen Fred Hersch Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

July 22, 2009 – Despite a life-threatening illness, the pianist remains as prolific and ambitious as ever. WBGO

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Listen Bill McHenry Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

June 8, 2009 – Many recognize the tenor saxophonist as one of the most distinctly original voices of his time. WBGO

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Listen Allen Toussaint: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

May 20, 2009 – The New Orleans eminence and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree leads his Bright Mississippi band. WBGO

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Listen Tom Harrell: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

April 8, 2009 – The veteran jazz trumpeter is known for his round lyricism and smartly intricate compositions. WBGO

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Listen David Sanchez: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

March 17, 2009 – The tenor saxophonist plays an original, contemporary and all-encompassing strain of Latin jazz. WBGO

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Listen Edward Simon Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

March 11, 2009 – The Venezuelan pianist presents his modern Latin jazz with help from saxophonist Mark Turner. WBGO

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Listen Terence Blanchard Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

February 18, 2009 – The New Orleans trumpeter is both an experienced film composer and a standard-bearer of modern jazz. WBGO

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About This Series

One of the world's preeminent jazz venues, the Village Vanguard has regularly presented jazz's greatest musicians since 1957. Live At The Village Vanguard is a collaboration between WBGO and NPR Music presenting live broadcasts from the legendary club, both on air and streaming online.