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Dayna Stephens.

Watch Dayna Stephens Quartet : Live At Berklee WBGO

November 15, 2012 – The bi-coastal rising-star sax man, known for his work with Kenny Barron, leads his own band live. WBGO

Omer Avital.

Watch Omer Avital's Band Of The East: Live In Concert WBGO

November 8, 2012 – A top-notch jazz musician, the Israeli bassist surfaces his Middle Eastern roots in his own music. WBGO


Gregory Tardy.

Watch Greg Tardy Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO

November 7, 2012 – A monster saxophonist returns to New York, where his band awaited his arrival. WBGO

The Chihiro Yamanaka trio is Yoshi Waki, bass; Ferenc Nemeth, drums; Yamanaka, piano.

Watch Chihiro Yamanaka Trio: Live In Concert WBGO

October 18, 2012 – The pianist's imaginative virtuosity is beginning to translate to stateside jazz success. WBGO

Virginia Mayhew and bassist Harvie S perform at the Mary Lou Williams Festival.

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September 27, 2012 – Russell and Mayhew present the music of Mary Lou Williams at the festival that bears her name. WBGO


Dave Douglas.

Watch Dave Douglas Quintet: Live From 92Y Tribeca WBGO

September 19, 2012 – The trumpeter's new band, with folksinger Aoife O'Donovan, explores a carefully curated hymnal. WBGO


Matt Wilson.

Listen Matt Wilson's Arts And Crafts: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

September 5, 2012 – A colorful drummer who proudly deploys his goofy joy, Wilson leads a long-running band in concert. WBGO


Kurt Elling performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Kurt Elling, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012 WGBH

August 7, 2012 – The mannered, declamatory singer bellows in front of a band featuring pianist Laurence Hobgood. WGBH

Saxophonist Miguel Zenón performs with pianist Laurent Coq at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Miguel Zenón's Rayuela Quartet, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012 WGBH

August 5, 2012 – The saxophonist teams up with pianist Laurent Coq to write music based on a Julio Cortázar novel. WGBH


The Three Cohens — Anat (right), Avishai (trumpet, center) and Yuval (left) — perform at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Three Cohens, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012

August 5, 2012 – Yuval, Anat and Avishai Cohen are top-tier jazz musicians. They're also siblings in a family band.


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