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The New Standards recently performed "Snow Days" for The Current in Minneapolis.

Watch The New Standards: A Supergroup Celebrates 'Snow Days' KCMP

December 25, 2012 – Watch the Twin Cities trio perform the centerpiece to its annual holiday show for The Current. KCMP

Robert Glasper at SXSW in March 2012.

Read The Black Arts: Making Jazz In The Mainstream

December 20, 2012 – Breakthrough records made an ongoing conversation about jazz's place in popular music more visible.

Dave Brubeck at Newport.

Listen Dave Brubeck Quartet On JazzSet WBGO

December 20, 2012 – JazzSet remembers the legendary pianist with a set from the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO

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Dave Douglas' new album, Be Still, includes hymns he played at his mother's funeral service.

Read Dave Douglas: Jazz Hymns Honor A Dying Wish

December 16, 2012 – The trumpeter's new album of reinterpreted religious music is a tribute to his late mother.

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Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012.

Listen A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

December 14, 2012 – Jason Moran, Taylor Eigsti, Geri Allen and Ellis Marsalis perform in NPR Music's annual tradition.

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The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra's new album is called Christmas Time Is Here.

Read 5 Jazz Christmas Albums For 2012

December 14, 2012 – These recordings range from deep meditation on the Christian narrative to more offbeat celebration.

Steve Kuhn.

Listen Steve Kuhn On Piano Jazz

December 14, 2012 – Kuhn has honed a unique style built on melodic variation and his ceaseless imagination.

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The clock strikes midnight with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Listen Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet WBGO

December 13, 2012 – The trumpeter leads a rousing set before a boisterous, sold-out house at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. WBGO

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The Vijay Iyer Trio is Marcus Gilmore (left, drums), Iyer (center, piano) and Stephan Crump (right, bass).

Read Top 10 Jazz Albums Of 2012

December 13, 2012 – Dancing in rhythm, and exemplifying creativity, here are 10 records which belong to a great lineage.

The front line of The Cookers. L-R: Billy Harper, David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, Craig Handy.

Watch The Cookers: Live In Concert WBGO

December 12, 2012 – An all-star band of heavyweight hard-bop masters lift off in loose assembly. WBGO

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Geri Allen.

Watch Geri Allen And Timeline: Live In Concert WBGO

December 12, 2012 – A leading-edge pianist rides the rhythmic boost of a band with a tap dancer, live on stage. WBGO

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Jazz great Charles Mingus performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September 1964.

Read Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts

December 11, 2012 – A new, seven-disc Charles Mingus box set chronicles the jazz legend's mid-'60s live performances.

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Dave Brubeck at the 32nd Kennedy Center Honors.

Listen Dave Brubeck On Piano Jazz

December 7, 2012 – The legendary pianist and host Marian McPartland duet in "Just You, Just Me" in this 1997 session.

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In a 1999 interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross, Dave Brubeck talked about his decades in the music industry and his first love: rodeo roping.

Listen Celebrating The Life Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck

December 7, 2012 – The jazz master died on Wednesday at age 91. He spoke with Terry Gross in 1999.

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Dave Brubeck rehearses with the San Diego Symphony in 1995.

Watch Dave Brubeck: Beyond 'Take Five'

December 6, 2012 – The late pianist and composer took his craft to college kids, to churches and around the world.

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