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Wynton Marsalis performs during New Year's Eve 2011. Fernando Leon/Getty Images hide caption

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Wynton Marsalis: New Year's Eve On JazzSet

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Assisted by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, the trumpeter and bandleader offers a celebratory double helping of the early pioneers.

Wynton Marsalis: New Year's Eve On JazzSet

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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band plays the Monterey Jazz Festival. Tomas Ovalle/Courtesy of the Monterey Jazz Festival hide caption

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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band On JazzSet

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The Big Phat Band makes its Monterey Jazz Festival debut with "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Hunting Wabbits," inspired by Carl Stalling's 1940s scores for Warner Brothers cartoons.

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band On JazzSet

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Dee Alexander And The Evolution Arkestra On JazzSet

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The vocalist mixes funk with electric soul in a live tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown in Chicago. As she launches into the James Brown half of the show, she encourages the crowd to dance.

Dee Alexander And The Evolution Arkestra On JazzSet

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Mauro Ottolini at the Umbria Jazz Festival. Courtesy of the Umbria Jazz Festival hide caption

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Highlights From The Umbria Jazz Festival On JazzSet

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The trombonist, composer and fabulist Mauro Ottolini and his Sousaphonix play music for his science-fiction tale Bix Factor. Then, J.P. Jofre plays the tango with a string orchestra.

Highlights From The Umbria Jazz Festival On JazzSet

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Nicole Mitchell performs at the Kennedy Center. Margot Schulman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet

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In Nicole Mitchell's words, "The flute and vibes coming together gives us the visual for Ice Crystal." Hear the adventurous musician and composer play the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet

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Chris Lightcap performs at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. R.R. Jones/Courtesy of the Kuumbwa Jazz Center hide caption

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Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

From Little Italy in the Bronx to the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village to the gardens in Fort Tryon Park, the rhythm of the city drives a suite by Chris Lightcap and his band Bigmouth.

Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

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Geof Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's (pictured) life story through her work with Dizzy Gillespie and Randy Weston. Courtesy of Institute Of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University hide caption

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Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet

Not long ago, when musicians needed good charts, they called Melba Liston. Now, saxophonist Geof Bradfield and his ensemble offer the radio premiere of a suite commissioned by Chamber Music America.

Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet

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Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet

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JazzSet is in Boston for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, a release concert for the album created by Carrington, professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.

Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet

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Gregory Porter (center) performs with saxophonist Yohsuke Satoh at the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival in Prague. Petra Hajska/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gregory Porter On JazzSet

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Prague is home to the Strings of Autumn International Music Festival where, in October 2012, jazz singer Gregory Porter brought down the house. Applause between songs ran for a minute or longer.

Gregory Porter On JazzSet

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Christie Dashiell performs as part of the Kennedy Center's Discover Series. Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet

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Dashiell's vocal delivery is so easy, you can barely hear her breathe. Rodriguez's control and dynamics make the piano sing, sweat and shake as he plays the music of Cuba.

Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet

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