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Regina Bain, executive director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, leads a ribbon-cutting for the brand-new Louis Armstrong Center on June 29 in Queens, New York. Bowery Image Group/Andrew Kelly for Louis Armstrong House Museum hide caption

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Louis Armstrong's dazzling archive has a new home — his

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Jason Moran performs at the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival. Courtesy of Newport Jazz Festival hide caption

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Jason Moran's new album pays tribute to Black jazz pioneer James Reese Europe

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Hayley Williams. Her surprise new solo album, Flowers for Vases – descanos, is on our list of the best new albums out on Feb. 5. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 10 Albums Out On Feb. 5

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A photograph of jazz pianist James Reese Europe projected above the musicians performing Jason Moran's James Reese Europe and the Absence of Ruin. Camille Blake/courtesy of JazzFest Berlin hide caption

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Though not well known for its jazz scene, Houston, Texas has produced some of America's best jazz musicians, including Jason Moran. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Beyond Country And Blues: The Jazz Legacy Of Houston

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Jason Moran's new album is titled All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller. Clay Patrick McBride/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Modern Misbehavin': Jason Moran Gets Into The Mind Of Fats Waller

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Jason Moran (left), Alicia Hall Moran (center), The Bandwagon and Bill Frisell (right) perform at the KC Jazz Club. Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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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. Brendan Hoffman for NPR hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2012

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Jazz pianist Jason Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. Clay Patrick McBride hide caption

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"Jaki [Byard] gives me an avenue to travel if I want to go into Earl Hines territory. When I play a Jaki piece, it's not only in honor of Jaki, but it's in honor of the people then who also gave it to him," Jason Moran says of his mentor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Moran On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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L-R: Alfredo Rodriguez, Eddie Palmieri, Barry Harris, Jason Moran. Margot Schulman/Kennedy Center hide caption

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Listen Now: A Jazz Piano Christmas 2011

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