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

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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

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Dave Douglas.

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

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Matt Wilson.

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

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Kurt Elling performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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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.

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

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

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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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Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa performs with bassist Rich Brown at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – Blending South Asian music with funk, the saxophonist's band is electric, literally and otherwise. WBGO

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Jack DeJohnette performs with his All-Stars at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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August 5, 2012 – The master drummer continues his year-long 70th birthday celebration by opening his Rolodex.

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