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Tony Malaby, photographed in the fall of 2021, underneath the New Jersey Turnpike. Randy Thaler hide caption

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Saxophonist Tony Malaby's unlikely pandemic practice space: the New Jersey Turnpike

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A preview of 2 albums debuting in 2022

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The Keyon Harrold Quintet's performance is featured in this year's Toast of the Nation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Brandee Younger Quartet

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In memoriam: Jazz Night In America remembers the icons we lost in 2021

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Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in My Bones is the first presentation of a work by a Black composer in the Met Opera's 138-year history. Ken Howard/Met Opera hide caption

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Pianist Patrice Rushen performs at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas: 2021

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