Colin Stetson's new album, New History Warfare, Vol. 3: To See More Light, comes out April 30. Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Darcy James Argue's Secret Society's new album, Brooklyn Babylon, comes out April 30. Lindsay Beyerstein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Symphony Sid Torin (left) hosts a program at WHOM featuring the saxophonist Arnett Cobb. William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress hide caption

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The bebop innovator Dizzy Gillespie on 52nd Street in New York, which was filled with small jazz clubs in the 1940s. William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress hide caption

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The pianist and saxophonist Kyle Shepherd is one of Cape Town's most highly tipped musicians. freelenz/Flickr hide caption

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Earl "Fatha" Hines' band featured the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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A group of musicians and major donors pose with Lionel Hampton's vibraphone at the 2013 Jazz Appreciation Month launch. From left: Mark Dibner of The Argus Fund, drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fran Morris Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, pianist Randy Weston, Richard Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald foundation and Smithsonian American History Museum Director John Gray. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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Classically trained Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf plays a four-valved trumpet, an innovation he credits to his famous father. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"It's about being here in the moment, accepting one another and allowing creativity to flow." - Stefon Harris Alan Klein/TED hide caption

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Mary Lou Williams performs at the Cafe Society in New York in 1947. William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress hide caption

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