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Joel Ross performs at Lantaren Venster on May 2, in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Peter Van Breukelen/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Joel Ross And His (Exceptionally) Good Vibes

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Cleveland's Joe Lovano Comes Home

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Snarky Puppy On World Cafe

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Kyle Kessler holds a pressing of Fiddlin' John Carson's "The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane," which was recorded at 152 Nassau Street in Atlanta. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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The Birthplace Of Country Music's First Hit Is Being Threatened By Modern Construction

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Gary Carr stars as Charles "Buddy" Bolden in the jazz biopic Bolden: Where The Music Began, in theaters Friday. Fred Norris/Courtesy of King Bolden LLC hide caption

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Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden's Jazz On-Screen: 'He Was Bringing Fire'

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A mural depicts jazz greats Miles Davis and Billie Holiday on the side of the Bohemian Caverns club on Washington, D.C.'s U Street in 2005. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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More Than 'Kind Of Blue': In 1959, A Few Albums Changed Jazz Forever

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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals perform at 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 19, 2019. .Paak's single "Make Me Better" featuring Smokey Robinson is featured on this month's Heavy Rotation. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella hide caption

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The International Sweethearts of Rhythm in the 1940s. Courtesy of Rosalind Cron hide caption

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The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II

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After facing a calamitous scandal that cast doubt on its very future, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra has returned with new leadership and a new album, featuring songs by its city's patron saint of rebirth, Allen Toussaint. Katie Sikora/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (right) and members of his Golden Eagles tribe in March 2019 in New Orleans. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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In New Orleans, 'Indian Red' Is The Anthemic Sound Of Tradition

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The members of SOL Development (Left to right): Brittany Tanner, Felicia Gangloff-Bailey, Karega Bailey and Lauren Adams. Brian Freeman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Oakland Collective SOL Development Preserves The 'The SOL Of Black Folk'

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Nat King Cole plays with his jazz orchestra on the stage of The Apollo Theater, in Harlem, N.Y. in the 1950s. Eric Schwab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nat King Cole Still Remains 'One Of The Great Gifts Of Nature' 100 Years Later

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Kamasi Washington On World Cafe

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Duke Ellington at the piano, circa 1940. John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images hide caption

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A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

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