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Jon Faddis.

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December 27, 2012 – The big band plays "Jingle Bells" and more on New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center. WBGO

Dave Brubeck at Newport.

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December 20, 2012 – JazzSet remembers the legendary pianist with a set from the 2009 Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO

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Geri Allen watches as Taylor Eigsti, Jason Moran and Ellis Marsalis, from left, perform in a round robin at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012.

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December 14, 2012 – Jason Moran, Taylor Eigsti, Geri Allen and Ellis Marsalis perform in NPR Music's annual tradition.

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The clock strikes midnight with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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December 13, 2012 – The trumpeter leads a rousing set before a boisterous, sold-out house at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. WBGO

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The front line of The Cookers. L-R: Billy Harper, David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, Craig Handy.

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December 12, 2012 – An all-star band of heavyweight hard-bop masters lift off in loose assembly. WBGO

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Geri Allen.

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December 12, 2012 – A leading-edge pianist rides the rhythmic boost of a band with a tap dancer, live on stage. WBGO

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Steve Wilson (saxophone), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Peter Washington (bass).

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December 5, 2012 – A sax player, a pianist and a bassist hit the fabled jazz club where they're each already regulars. WBGO

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Catherine Russell.

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December 4, 2012 – Hear one of the best contemporary jazz and blues vocalists working today perform on Mountain Stage.

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The Sound Prints Quintet is (L-R): Lawrence Fields, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron.

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November 28, 2012 – Few jazz artists are as active as co-bandleaders Joe Lovano (saxophone) and Dave Douglas (trumpet). WBGO

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Dayna Stephens.

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November 15, 2012 – The bi-coastal rising-star sax man, known for his work with Kenny Barron, leads his own band live. WBGO

Omer Avital.

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November 8, 2012 – A top-notch jazz musician, the Israeli bassist surfaces his Middle Eastern roots in his own music. WBGO

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Gregory Tardy.

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November 7, 2012 – A monster saxophonist returns to New York, where his band awaited his arrival. WBGO

The Chihiro Yamanaka trio is Yoshi Waki, bass; Ferenc Nemeth, drums; Yamanaka, piano.

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October 18, 2012 – The pianist's imaginative virtuosity is beginning to translate to stateside jazz success. WBGO

Virginia Mayhew and bassist Harvie S perform at the Mary Lou Williams Festival.

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September 27, 2012 – Russell and Mayhew present the music of Mary Lou Williams at the festival that bears her name. WBGO

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Dave Douglas.

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September 19, 2012 – The trumpeter's new band, with folksinger Aoife O'Donovan, explores a carefully curated hymnal. WBGO

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