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Now Vs. Now: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

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

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James Farm On JazzSet WGBH

Hear Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland, live from the BeanTown Jazz Festival.

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Ingrid Jensen Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

The trumpeter once busked in New York subways. These days, her local gigs are more prestigious.

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Juan-Carlos Formell On JazzSet

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

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Manuel Valera's New Cuban Express: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

A Cuban pianist hears the percussive sweep of his birth country as modern, electrified jazz.

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