Sarah Vaughan performs during the International Jazz Festival of Nice in southeast France in July 1984. Raph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Grady Tate. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rudresh Mahanthappa's latest album is Gamak. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trombonist and arranger Melba Liston is one of the women featured in a new documentary about female instrumentalists in jazz, The Girls in the Band. Carol Comer & Diane Gregg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jimmy Hamilton (left) and Harry Carney were among the reedmen who played clarinet for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress hide caption

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Allen Toussaint performs during the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Music Festival. He would also play a small club after the festival finished for the day. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Chick Corea (keyboard) joined the SFJAZZ Collective for the closing performance, an arrangement of his piece "Spain." Scott Chernis/Courtesy of SFJAZZ Center hide caption

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John Beasley has now served as music director for both editions of International Jazz Day. Tim Sassoon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Allison Miller leads Boom Tic Boom at the Kennedy Center during the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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