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circa 1955: Studio portrait of Trinidadian-born jazz pianist and vocalist Hazel Scott, wearing a black dress with thin sheer panels, leaning against a white piano. Scott trained at the Julliard School. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Tommy Emmanuel on World Cafe

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Mary Stallings performs with Emmet Cohen Trio at Dizzy's Club in December 2021. Left to right: Emmet Cohen, Russell Hall, Stallings, Joe Farnsworth Gabriela Gabrielaa hide caption

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Norah Jones on World Cafe

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Portrait of American jazz musician, composer and band leader Jackie McLean, Hartford, Conn., 1979. Deborah Feingold/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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George Gershwin, photographed in his 72nd Street apartment in New York in 1934. His Rhapsody in Blue premiered 100 years ago on Feb. 12, 1924. PhotoQuest / Contributor/Getty Images hide caption

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'Rhapsody in Blue': After a century, Gershwin's musical melting pot still resonates

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Laufey performs during the December 2023 event A New York Evening With Laufey, at The Greene Space in downtown Manhattan. Rob Kim/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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In her 2015 memoir, Girl in a Band, Kim Gordon credits The Shangri-Las' speak-sing style as an influence on her own. The '60s girl-group's lead singer, Mary Weiss, died last week. Danielle Neu/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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