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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The hot and historic New Orleans band brings a tuba-wielding Santa and some original holiday cheer.

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2013

Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner, Michele Rosewoman and Andy Bey play favorite holiday classics.

American jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 13, 2013. Abbey Oldham/NPR hide caption

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Gary Burton

The jazz vibraphone pioneer is 70 now, but that hasn't slowed his flying four-mallet technique.

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Matt Ulery's Loom

The bassist composes beautiful, unpretentious music for an unusual jazz band with accordion.