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

Listen Galactic In Concert

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


 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


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


Leala Cyr (left) and Ricardo Vogt.

Watch Leala Cyr And Ricardo Vogt: Live In Concert WBGO

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


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

Listen Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet WBGO

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


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."

Read Mark Turner Quartet On JazzSet WBGO

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


E.J. Strickland.

Listen E.J. Strickland Project: Live In Concert WBGO

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


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


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

Watch Vijay Iyer Trio: Live In Concert

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


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

Watch David Murray Cuban Ensemble: Live In Concert

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

L-R: Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Owens.

Listen The 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO

January 10, 2012 – Sheila Jordan, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Jimmy Owens and Von Freeman are honored. WBGO


L-R: Dan Blake, Julian Lage, Larry Grenadier, Eric Harland perform on Toast of the Nation.

Listen Julian Lage Trio: Live In Concert WGBH

January 1, 2012 – The guitarist called top sidemen Eric Harland and Larry Grenadier for a party at his alma mater. WGBH


Billy Childs.

Listen Billy Childs Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO

January 1, 2012 – The L.A.-based pianist and composer rung in 2012 with good friends at the intimate Blue Whale. WBGO


Wynton Marsalis.

Listen Wynton Marsalis Group: Live In Concert WBGO

January 1, 2012 – The trumpeter leads a Jazz at Lincoln Center band in the music of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. WBGO


Junior Mance.

Listen Junior Mance Group: Live In Concert KUVO

January 1, 2012 – The bluesy veteran pianist brought a young group to Denver for the Boppin' at the Vineyards concert. KUVO


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