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Sarah Vaughan: A New Box Set Revels In Glorious Imperfections

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Listen Now: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Piano Jazz

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Miguel Zenón Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Balancing Influences: Saxophonist Mahanthappa Blends Styles

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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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Sexmob In Concert

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Phil Woods In The Studio

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SFJAZZ Center Opening Night On JazzSet

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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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Father Figures: Tiny Desk Concert

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Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom On JazzSet

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Listen: Allan Harris On Piano Jazz

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Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu: Tiny Desk Concert

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