Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

Jason Moran, Taylor Eigsti, Geri Allen and Ellis Marsalis perform in NPR Music's annual tradition.

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet WBGO-FM

The trumpeter leads a rousing set before a boisterous, sold-out house at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

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The front line of The Cookers. L-R: Billy Harper, David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, Craig Handy. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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The Checkout: Live

The Cookers: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

An all-star band of heavyweight hard-bop masters lift off in loose assembly.

Steve Wilson (saxophone), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Peter Washington (bass). John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Live At The Village Vanguard

Wilson, Rosnes, Washington WBGO-FM

A sax player, a pianist and a bassist hit the fabled jazz club where they're each already regulars.

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The Sound Prints Quintet is (L-R): Lawrence Fields, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Live At The Village Vanguard

Sound Prints Quintet WBGO-FM

Few jazz artists are as active as co-bandleaders Joe Lovano (saxophone) and Dave Douglas (trumpet).

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