A memorial outside Seattle's Cafe Racer on Thursday, a day after a deadly shooting inside. Just a few days later, musicians gathered outside the coffeehouse for an improvised memorial jam session. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Days After Murders, Musical Mourners Improvise A Tribute

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Toots Thielemans performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands in July 2005. He's celebrating his 90th birthday with a series of concerts throughout his native Belgium. Rick Nederstigt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jaco Pastorius & Word Of Mouth Band, Feat. Toots Thielemans, 'Liberty City'

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Cecil Taylor, 83, is being feted in a two-week celebration of his music in New York City. Peter Gannushkin/downtownmusic.net hide caption

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Cecil Taylor: The Pianist Who's Also An Orchestra

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Gil Evans in the studio with Miles Davis, circa 1970. Michael Ochs Archives hide caption

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Gil Evans, Essential Jazz Arranger, At 100

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Ernest Stuart, founder of the Center City Jazz Festival, performs during a mid-afternoon set with his quartet. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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The Stooges Brass Band performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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In New Orleans, A Health Clinic For Working Musicians

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Once the home of Washington, D.C.'s "Black Broadway" district, the Howard Theatre is reopening after decades of inactivity. Tim Cooper hide caption

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In D.C., A Bastion Of Black Entertainment Returns

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Piano player James Booker is considered a New Orleans legend. Bunny Matthews hide caption

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Reviving James Booker, The 'Piano Prince Of New Orleans'

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