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Ring In The New Year With Jazz

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The New Year holiday tradition continues with the Toast of the Nation jazz party.

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Holiday Music

A Jazz Piano Christmas 2016

Willie and Bethany Pickens, Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes play holiday favorites live.

A Jazz Piano Christmas 2016

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The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

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He was remarkable not only for his music, but for living as an openly gay black man in the '40s.

The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

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Tiny Desk

The Westerlies

The self-described "accidental brass quartet" swims comfortably in jazz, classical and pop music.

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Three Miles Ahead

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On screen, ink, and stage with actor Don Cheadle, writer Quincy Troupe and trumpeter Keyon Harrold.

Three Miles Ahead

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Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner

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Two rising stars of their instruments duet at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner

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The Eminence Of J.J. Johnson, And His Partnership With Kai Winding

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Trombonist Vincent Gardner takes on the music of his instrument's bebop pioneer.

The Eminence Of J.J. Johnson, And His Partnership With Kai Winding

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