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Rez Abbasi performs at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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July 12, 2012 – Hear two Newport Jazz Festival sets, each of which showcases a guitar focus and a worldly beat. WBGO

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From left, Marc Ribot (guitar), Chad Taylor (drums) and Henry Grimes (bass) performed at the Village Vanguard in New York City on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

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June 28, 2012 – The guitarist plays Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, dirty blues and fully liberated improvisation. WBGO

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With 46 years under its belt, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer and Thad Jones at the Village Vanguard.

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June 21, 2012 – With 46 years under its belt, the orchestra plays the music of Bob Brookmeyer and Thad Jones. WBGO

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Antonio Sanchez.

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June 17, 2012 – International jazz stars want him as a drummer. But he's also a composer of open, soaring music. WBGO

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Russell Malone (left) and Tassili Bond perform at the Kennedy Center.

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May 31, 2012 – The guitarist's uptempo tunes swing and his ballads melt at the Kennedy Center.

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Henry Cole.

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May 30, 2012 – As part of an 11-piece band, the drummer locates the African heart of Caribbean party music. WBGO

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Gilad Hekselman.

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May 30, 2012 – In his search for the emotional core of modern jazz, the guitarist wrote a batch of nifty tunes. WBGO

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Avishai Cohen of Third World Love.

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April 26, 2012 – Folk dances of Africa and the Middle East come to the fore in the bouncy sway of this quartet. WBGO

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Now vs. Now: (L-R) Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou, Mark Guiliana.

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April 26, 2012 – Jason Lindner's electro-groove trio refracts the sounds of New York City, from bebop to way beyond. WBGO

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Martin Bejerano.

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April 19, 2012 – Potential Energy Suite is like a sonata that grooves. Hear the new work from Symphony Space. WBGO

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James Farm, left to right: Matt Penman, Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Eric Harland.

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April 12, 2012 – Hear Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland, live from the BeanTown Jazz Festival. WGBH

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Watch Ingrid Jensen Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO

April 10, 2012 – The trumpeter once busked in New York subways. These days, her local gigs are more prestigious. WBGO

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Juan-Carlos Formell and Johnny's Dream Club at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.

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August 16, 2012 – Formell performs epic music and poetry, magical and real, about the Afro-Caribbean experience.

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The Craig Taborn Trio.

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April 4, 2012 – The pianist once estimated he plays with "15 to 20" working bands. Add to that total his own group. WBGO

Benny Green.

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March 29, 2012 – The trio presents Monk's Dream: Fifty Years Fresh at the KC Jazz Club with Gary Smulyan. WBGO

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