Arturo Sandoval and Dizzy Gillespie perform. Concord Music Group hide caption

itoggle caption Concord Music Group

Many musicians discover their love for music through church, but Derrick Hodge found church through music. His debut solo album, Live Today, comes out August 6. Chris Baldwin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Chris Baldwin/Courtesy of the artist

Dawn of Midi. Left to right: drummer Qasim Naqvi, bassist Aakaash Israni and pianist Amino Belyamani. Falkwyn de Goyeneche/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Falkwyn de Goyeneche/Courtesy of the artist

Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner B+/Courtesy of Motormouth Media hide caption

itoggle caption B+/Courtesy of Motormouth Media

George Benson's latest album, Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, is a tribute to his hero. Greg Allen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Greg Allen/Courtesy of the artist

John Scofield's latest album is the genre-fluid, continent hopping Uberjam Deux. Frank Stefan Kimmel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Frank Stefan Kimmel/Courtesy of the artist

Terence Blanchard is one of today's foremost jazz composers. Nitin Vadukul/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Nitin Vadukul/Courtesy of the artist

Christian McBride. Chi Modu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Chi Modu/Courtesy of the artist

Cecile McLorin Salvant's new album is titled WomanChild. John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist

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

itoggle caption Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist

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

itoggle caption Tim Sassoon/Courtesy of the artist
Mark Shoul/Courtesy of the artist

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

itoggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Hiromi's latest album is called Move. Sakiko Nomura/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Sakiko Nomura/Courtesy of the artist

Hiromi: Finding Music In The Daily Din

The Japanese pianist's latest album begins with a tribute to a sound she's never liked: the chime of an alarm clock.

Listen Loading… 7:25
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/173851483/173934756" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Marcus Gilmore (left) and Roy Haynes perform together in Washington, D.C., in 2009. Haynes' daughter is Gilmore's mother. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen has a new album out called Claroscuro. Jimmy Katz/Anzic Records hide caption

itoggle caption Jimmy Katz/Anzic Records

Wayne Shorter turns 80 this year. His newest album is called Without a Net. Robert Ascroft/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Robert Ascroft/Courtesy of the artist

The interior of the auditorium at the new SFJAZZ Center. Henrik Kam/Courtesy of SFJAZZ hide caption

itoggle caption Henrik Kam/Courtesy of SFJAZZ

Wynton Marsalis. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Dave Douglas' new album, Be Still, includes hymns he played at his mother's funeral service. Austin Nelson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Austin Nelson/Courtesy of the artist

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. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Dave Brubeck performing on the pilot episode of a television program in 1965. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images

In a new memoir, jazz guitarist and son of jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli tells stories from growing up in a musical household and making a name for himself as a musician. Goldberg McDuffie Communications hide caption

itoggle caption Goldberg McDuffie Communications