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Live At The Village Vanguard

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart WBGO-FM

The tasteful jazz organ trio has played together for nearly 25 years. Hear a live concert.

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Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet WBGO-FM

Hear the adventurous musician and composer play the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

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Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

The rhythm of the city drives a suite by Lightcap and Bigmouth, performing in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet

Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's life story through her work with Gillespie and Weston.

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The Checkout: Live

Melissa Aldana Crash Trio: Live At Berklee WBGO-FM

The Chilean, 24, came to the U.S. with little English, little money and lots of saxophone.

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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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