Gregory Porter (center) performs with saxophonist Yohsuke Satoh at the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival in Prague. Petra Hajska/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gregory Porter On JazzSet WBGO-FM

When Porter performed at a Prague music festival, applause between songs ran for a minute or longer.

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Christie Dashiell performs as part of the Kennedy Center's Discover Series. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet WBGO-FM

A former Sing-Off contestant and a Cuban pianist bring something new to the Kennedy Center.

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The Donny McCaslin Group performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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Donny McCaslin Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013 WBGO-FM

The saxophone slayer goes electro-funk, complete with fuzz-dub bass, analog synths and hard grooves.

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Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play. Len Katz Photography hide caption

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Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet WBGO-FM

An amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band.