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Many musicians discover their love for music through church, but Derrick Hodge found church through music. His debut solo album, Live Today, comes out August 6. Chris Baldwin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Derrick Hodge: Finding Music In Unexpected Moments

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Trumpeter Etienne Charles' new album is called Creole Soul. Laura Ferreira/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Killer" Ray Appleton, a veteran drummer with the wisdom of experience and ageless swing. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Philip Dizack at WBGO, with saxophonist Jake Saslow in the background. Josh Jackson/WBGO hide caption

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Philip Dizack in Studio at WBGO

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Chano Dominguez - 'Freddie Freeloader'

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Kendrick Scott, through the crook of John Ellis' saxophone. Byung Seok Lee/Berklee College of Music hide caption

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Kendrick Scott And Oracle At Berklee

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