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Milt Jackson.

Listen Milt Jackson On Piano Jazz

January 7, 2013 – The vibraphonist gets together with host Marian McPartland in his own standard, "Bags' Groove."

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Herbie Hancock speaks with the current class of Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance masters degree students.

Read A Brief History Of Jazz Education, Pt. 2

January 8, 2013 – Starting around the 1960s, college campuses became an unavoidable part of today's jazz world.

Wayne Shorter.

Read 15 Jazz Albums To Look Out For In 2013

January 10, 2013 – The new year's major releases so far feature a few living legends and a lot of drummers in charge.

Mark de Clive-Lowe, a DJ and keyboard player, will present his CHURCH ensemble.

Read 5 New Projects At Winter Jazzfest 2013 WBGO

January 11, 2013 – Unpredictability is key at the annual New York showcase, which emphasizes new bands and projects. WBGO

Kurt Elling.

Listen Kurt Elling On Piano Jazz

January 11, 2013 – Elling brings his commanding, richly grained baritone voice to a session with Marian McPartland.

The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters. From left: Eddie Palmieri, Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson. Not pictured: Lorraine Gordon.

Listen The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO

January 14, 2013 – Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon and Eddie Palmieri are recognized in New York. WBGO

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Charlie Christian

Read Five Pioneers Of Electric Jazz Guitar Jazz24

January 15, 2013 – Every guitarist now playing owes something to at least one of these pioneering jazz guitarists. Jazz24

Andrew D'Angelo.

Read Winter Jazzfest 2013: The Sounds Of Surprise

January 15, 2013 – See photos from the nine-year-old marathon of new bands and repertoires in New York.

Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church.

Listen The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet WBGO

January 17, 2013 – Dig the deep, dark, blues-drenched, jubilant Mingus groove from St. Bart's Church in New York City. WBGO

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Chick Corea.

Listen Chick Corea On Piano Jazz

January 18, 2013 – Corea solos on "Monk's Mood" and joins Marian McPartland for an evocative version of "Spain."

Rudresh Mahanthappa's new album, Gamak, comes out Jan. 29.

Read First Listen: Rudresh Mahanthappa, 'Gamak'

January 20, 2013 – The new album from the alto saxophonist surfs on information overload without drowning in it.

Jose James.

Listen Jose James On Touring With McCoy Tyner

January 22, 2013 – The singer, a "huge John Coltrane freak," reflects on touring with Coltrane's pianist.

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The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center.

Read The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians

January 22, 2013 – Two artists who played the first SFJAZZ festival 30 years ago reflect on its new $64 million home.

Chick Corea (piano) and Bill Frisell duet during the opening night concert at the new SFJAZZ Center.

Listen SFJAZZ Center Opening Night: Live In Concert

January 23, 2013 – Master musicians like McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea and the SFJAZZ Collective performed together.

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Bill Evans.

Listen Bill Evans On Piano Jazz

January 25, 2013 – The usually quiet and reserved musical genius opens up about his approach and philosophy.

Wayne Shorter's new album, Without a Net, comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Wayne Shorter, 'Without A Net'

January 27, 2013 – The live album features six new tunes from one of jazz's greatest living composers and legends.

Butch Morris in Amsterdam in 1986.

Read Butch Morris, Jazz Bandleader And Conductor, Dies

January 29, 2013 – Over 25 years, he pioneered a new system of ensemble improvisation he called conduction.

David Virelles.

Listen David Virelles Continuum: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

January 30, 2013 – An elite pianist's personal vision refracts Afro-Cuban ritual through improvised music and poetry. WBGO

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Saxophonists Joshua Redman (center) and Joe Lovano (left) lead a performance at the SFJAZZ Center grand opening.

Watch Joe Lovano & Joshua Redman: Live At SFJAZZ

January 30, 2013 – Watch a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective and his tenor sax successor drive a jaunty swinger.

McCoy Tyner at the SFJAZZ Center Opening Night concert.

Watch McCoy Tyner: Live At SFJAZZ

January 30, 2013 – Watch the massively influential pianist perform with long-time collaborator Bobby Hutcherson.

Miles Davis' Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 is a compilation of previously unreleased material performed by a short-lived incarnation of his touring band.

Read A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet

January 30, 2013 – Live recordings capture a groundbreaking artist between two vastly different periods in his career.

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Butch Morris leads a conduction at the 2007 Skopje Jazz Festival in Macedonia.

Read Remembering Butch Morris, The Man Who Conducted Improvisation

January 30, 2013 – With a wide variety of musicians, he pioneered a system of spontaneous arranging called Conduction.

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Jack DeJohnette.

Read A 'Special Edition' Box Set Of Jack DeJohnette And Band

January 31, 2013 – A new four-CD box set highlights the music of the jazz keyboardist and drummer.

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Bill Frisell.

Listen Bill Frisell On Piano Jazz

February 1, 2013 – The guitarist plays with expansiveness and a feel for the wide-open space between notes.

Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net.

Read Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

February 2, 2013 – The 79-year-old saxophonist and composer discusses his new album Without a Net.

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