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Watch It Live: The 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

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Stanley Crouch, Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Maria Schneider are recipients of the 2019 Jazz Masters award — the highest honor the U.S. gives to a jazz musician or advocate.

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Watch Electro-Jazz Drummer Mark Guiliana Perform His New Album Live

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The New Jersey-based drummer performs his latest record, Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music!, live at Rough Trade in New York City.

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How The Music of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Turned a Nazi Slogan Into an Oscar Nod

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Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard reveals the creative process that led to BlacKkKlansman's "Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)."

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A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

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Christian McBride interviews one of his oldest friends, organist Joey DeFrancesco, in their hometown of Philadelphia.

A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

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Friends of the show offer memories and music of pianist Cecil Taylor, Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

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Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform new arrangements of holiday classics in New York City. Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Performs Big Band Holiday Classics

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New arrangements, old Yuletide classics. Watch the annual Jazz at Lincoln Center Big Band Holidays concert live on Wed., December 19th at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Jazz, Love and Letting Loose: Brooklyn's Surprising Senior Jazz Scene

Jazz 966 is a senior center by day, but, on Friday nights, it transforms into a swinging jazz club catering to seniors who love to hear live music.

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At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

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In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we get a taste of Lloyd's collaboration with Lucinda Williams, along with choice moments from his recent appearances at Lincoln Center.

At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

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No one in the NPR offices could have imagined how remarkable this 15-year old pianist would be at the Tiny Desk.

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Nicholas Payton Trio

After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes.