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Mary Halvorson performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 12, 2012.

Watch Mary Halvorson Quintet: Tiny Desk Concert

February 25, 2013 – The guitarist brings a decidedly non-standard approach to jazz's standard practices.

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Esperanza Spalding performs live for opbmusic.

Watch Esperanza Spalding: Song For A 'City Of Roses' opbmusic

February 23, 2013 – Watch Spalding and the Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra perform a song inspired by Portland, Ore. opbmusic

Jose James performs before a live audience for KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Jose James KCRW

February 20, 2013 – Watch the stylish jazz singer perform his funky single "Trouble" during a special concert in L.A. KCRW

McCoy Tyner at the SFJAZZ Center Opening Night concert.

Watch McCoy Tyner: Live At SFJAZZ

January 30, 2013 – Watch the massively influential pianist perform with long-time collaborator Bobby Hutcherson.

Saxophonists Joshua Redman (center) and Joe Lovano (left) lead a performance at the SFJAZZ Center grand opening.

Watch Joe Lovano & Joshua Redman: Live At SFJAZZ

January 30, 2013 – Watch a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective and his tenor sax successor drive a jaunty swinger.

Robert Glasper at KCRW

Watch KCRW Presents: Robert Glasper Experiment

December 29, 2012 – The group creates a jazz, soul and R&B sound as eclectic and different as it is cohesive and round.

The New Standards recently performed "Snow Days" for The Current in Minneapolis.

Watch The New Standards: A Supergroup Celebrates 'Snow Days' KCMP

December 25, 2012 – Watch the Twin Cities trio perform the centerpiece to its annual holiday show for The Current. KCMP

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

Watch The Cookers: Live In Concert WBGO

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

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Geri Allen.

Watch Geri Allen And Timeline: Live In Concert WBGO

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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Graham Dechter performs at the Jazz24 studios in Seattle.

Watch Graham Dechter: Youth, Steeped In Tradition Jazz24

December 1, 2012 – Watch the 26-year-old jazz guitarist perform the title tune from his new album, Takin' It There. Jazz24

Bill Charlap performs at KPLU in Seattle.

Watch Bill Charlap: The American Songbook, Handled With Care Jazz24

November 17, 2012 – Watch the pianist take circuitous routes through "All the Things You Are" and "Sophisticated Lady." Jazz24

Dayna Stephens.

Watch Dayna Stephens Quartet : Live At Berklee WBGO

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.

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

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