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Al Foster.

Listen Al Foster Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

March 7, 2012 – The great drummer made his debut at the club with Sonny Rollins in the '60s — before NPR existed. WBGO

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Roy Haynes.

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March 1, 2012 – "My name is Roy Haynes and I'm the drummer. Give the drummer some!" Hear his band at Kennedy Center. WBGO

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Donny McCaslin.

Watch Donny McCaslin Group: Live In Concert WBGO

March 1, 2012 – The saxophonist has been on a funk-fueled electric bender, and likely won't unplug any time soon. WBGO

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Adam Rogers.

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March 1, 2012 – Amid skronky shredding and biting backbeats, the guitarist leads his trio in concert. WBGO

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The Soul Rebels performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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February 24, 2012 – Hear the soulful band recorded live in concert, from Washington, D.C.

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Galactic performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 23, 2012.

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February 23, 2012 – Hear the soulful band recorded live in concert, from Washington, D.C.

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 The Either/Orchestra at the New School in New York City from left to right: Charlie Kohlhase, Hailey Niswanger, Russ Gershon, saxophones; Joel Yennior, trombone; Tom Halter and Dan Rosenthal, trumpets; Gilson Schachnik, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Pablo Bencid, drums; Vicente Lebron, percussion.

Listen Either/Orchestra On JazzSet WBGO

February 17, 2012 – Russ Gershon's new work, The Collected Unconscious, wails and rocks at the New School in New York. WBGO

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Listen Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

February 13, 2012 – On Monday nights, big bands are king in New York jazz clubs. This one has held court since 1966. WBGO

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Leala Cyr (left) and Ricardo Vogt.

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February 9, 2012 – She's from a small Midwestern town. He's from Southern Brazil. They blend musical traditions live. WBGO

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Steve Wilson (center) brought a quartet and a string section to the Kennedy Center to pay tribute to the Charlie Parker With Strings LP.

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February 2, 2012 – Today's alto man renews a classic, Charlie Parker With Strings, at the Kennedy Center. WBGO

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Mark Turner (left) told JazzSet, "I consider myself an economical player, not at the top of my voice on every song no matter what, and Paul [Motian] is like that."

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January 19, 2012 – The late Paul Motian plays drums on this set from the Village Vanguard, his favorite room. WBGO

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E.J. Strickland.

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January 19, 2012 – A drummer re-scores the Stevie Wonder songbook for two singers, two saxes and a jazz rhythm section. WBGO

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Alicia Olatuja of Olatuja Project.

Watch Olatuja Project: Live In Concert WBGO

January 18, 2012 – A husband-and-wife team reflects the African diaspora in sound, from talking drum to synthesizer. WBGO

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The Vijay Iyer Trio performs at Le Poisson Rouge for the NYC Winter Jazzfest on Saturday, Jan. 7.

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January 12, 2012 – Full of stutter steps and snare claps, the band turns new lenses on jazz's big-picture history.

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The David Murray Cuban Ensemble performs at Le Poisson Rouge for NYC Winter Jazzfest on Saturday, Jan. 7.

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January 12, 2012 – The omnivorous saxophonist re-imagines Nat King Cole as regal, large-ensemble Latin jazz.

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