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The Law Police Used To Discriminate Against Musicians Of Color

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The New York Police Department kept musicians of color from the stage for almost three decades by revoking their cabaret cards, a license required to perform for pay in nightclubs.

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The Evolution Of Jon Batiste

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Jon Batiste was born for show business. Hear him play an intimate set in New York and on our radio show as we trace his story to his current gig as band leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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Stefon Harris: A Generation's Preeminent Voice Of The Vibraphone

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Vibraphonist Stefon Harris gives us a lesson in empathy on and off the bandstand with his band Blackout.

Stefon Harris: A Generation's Preeminent Voice Of The Vibraphone

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Dezron Douglas And Brandee Younger: Alone Together Duets

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For Jazz Night in America's Alone Together Duets series, harpist Brandee Younger and bassist Dezron Douglas perform "Toilet Paper Romance" from their living room in East Harlem, N.Y.

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Raul Midón (Home) Concert

The jazz singer and guitarist has multiple Grammy nominations to his name. He performed five songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

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Braxton Cook Plays A Jazz-Infused Tiny Desk From Home

Braxton Cook has supported artists at the Tiny Desk on three separate occasions. This time around, he takes center seat, so to speak, from the comfort of his sunny New Jersey home.

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Jazz And Art Take Center Stage To Form 'Portraits Of America'

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Let's go to the museum with our ears. Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explain their work inspired by the collection at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Jazz And Art Take Center Stage To Form 'Portraits Of America'

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Jon Batiste Premieres New Music At The Tiny Desk

Jon Batiste premieres new songs and takes us through some of the many sides of his rich musical history at the Tiny Desk.

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'Smile' With A Performance By Pianist Monty Alexander And Bassist Ray Brown

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Hear a concert with pianist Monty Alexander and bassist Ray Brown from 2000. Host Christian McBride picks his favorite songs from the gig that puts both musicians' joy and camaraderie on full display.

Jazz Night in American - Monty Alexander and Ray Brown

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Hear The Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour Perform Live At Jazz At Lincoln Center

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Hear highlights from a show with the Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour featuring Christian Sands, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Yasushi Nakamura and Jamison Ross.