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The nouveau swing of Donald Harrison Jr., Big Chief and NEA Jazz Master

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Stanley Clarke performs at the Jazz Festival Basel, on November 1, 2017 in Switzerland. Goffredo Loertscher/WBGO hide caption

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Stanley Clarke – The Virtuoso Bass Doubler is now an NEA Jazz Master

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Jabali, Drummer Billy Hart – Master Teacher, Forever Student, and NEA Jazz Master

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Cassandra Wilson: Subtle singer, subversive songwriter and 2022 NEA Jazz Master

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Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison Jr., Billy Hart and Cassandra Wilson will be honored at the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert from SFJAZZ. NPR hide caption

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Shirley Horn: The queen of silence and anticipation

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Damien Sneed conducts his Chorale Le Chateau during a performance of Wynton Marsalis' Abyssinian Mass at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2019. Ayano Hisa/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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The gospel according to Damien Sneed

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Crate Digging: McCoy Tyner's never-before-heard set at the Village Vanguard

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Singer Bobby McFerrin performs at The 39th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell - Day 6 at The New Orleans Fair Grounds on May 3, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic hide caption

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Bobby McFerrin reflects on going from the hotel bar to prescribing 'medicine music'

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In memoriam: Jazz Night In America remembers the icons we lost in 2021

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The 'Jazz Night' before Christmas with Norah Jones, Jamie Cullum and José James

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Leonard Bernstein at rehearsal for West Side Story. Carol Lawrence (who played Maria) is at his left, and lyricist Stephen Sondheim is playing the piano, 1957. Library of Congress, Music Division hide caption

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West Side Story: How two jazz artists continue to reinvent the Bernstein classic

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Strata-East Records founders, from left: Trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell, photographed in 1970. David Redfern/Redferns/Getty hide caption

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Strata-East at 50: How a revolutionary record label put control in artists' hands

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Drummer and local legend Mel Brown endures as the humble godfather of Portland jazz

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Nasheet Waits (drums), Rashaan Carter (bass), Mark Turner (tenor sax), Steve Nelson (vibraphone) perform in Central Park during the Walk with the Winds series. Jimmy Katz hide caption

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In Central Park, mid-pandemic, jazz was alive atop sacred ground

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