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Omer Avital.

Watch Omer Avital's Band Of The East: Live In Concert WBGO

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.

Watch Greg Tardy Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO

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.

Watch Chihiro Yamanaka Trio: Live In Concert WBGO

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

Cyrus Chestnut performs on Jazz24.

Watch Cyrus Chestnut: Nobody Like 'The Nutman' Jazz24

October 3, 2012 – Watch one of jazz's most renowned pianists work magic throughout this three-song set at KPLU. Jazz24

Dave Douglas.

Watch Dave Douglas Quintet: Live From 92Y Tribeca WBGO

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

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Jazz singer Karrin Allyson on KPLU in Seattle.

Watch Karrin Allyson: Swinging Jazz Standards Jazz24

September 6, 2012 – Watch the jazz singer run through "I Want to Be Happy" and "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" at KPLU. Jazz24

Renaud Garcia Fons performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Renaud Garcia-Fons: Tiny Desk Concert

August 27, 2012 – Watch the renowned double bassist thump, strum and loop his way through three mesmerizing songs.

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Christian McBride (right) with Peter Martin at KPLU.

Watch Christian McBride: The Bass Boss Jazz24

June 14, 2012 – The "go-to" jazz bassist dishes on his mentor, Ray Brown, and performs with pianist Peter Martin. Jazz24

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Tiny Desk Concert

June 7, 2012 – The drummer dedicates tunes to her friends, including her first teacher — a "sometimes great guy."

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Esperanza Spalding performs for "Morning Becomes Eclectic."

Watch KCRW Presents: Esperanza Spalding KCRW

June 6, 2012 – Watch Spalding and her brass band perform "Smile Like That" from her new album, Radio Music Society. KCRW

Henry Cole.

Watch Henry Cole And The Afrobeat Collective: Live In Concert WBGO

May 30, 2012 – As part of an 11-piece band, the drummer locates the African heart of Caribbean party music. WBGO

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Gilad Hekselman.

Watch Gilad Hekselman Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO

May 30, 2012 – In his search for the emotional core of modern jazz, the guitarist wrote a batch of nifty tunes. WBGO

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Jazz quartet Endangered Blood performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Endangered Blood: Tiny Desk Concert

May 7, 2012 – The jazz quartet draws from post-bop, 20th-century chromaticism and New Orleans funeral marches.

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Lynne Arriale.

Watch Lynne Arriale: A Dose Of Something Extra Jazz24

May 1, 2012 – A longtime favorite of KPLU, the pianist performs with her trio in the station's Seattle studio. Jazz24

Steve Coleman plays in the ruins of Fort Adams during the Newport Jazz Fest 2011.

Watch Steve Coleman And The Invention Of New Languages WBGO

April 27, 2012 – The saxophonist explains his unique dialect: equal parts music theory, esoterica and Charlie Parker. WBGO

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