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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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A previously unreleased concert recording of Thelonious Monk from 1968 will be released next month as the album Palo Alto. Larry Fink/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Previously Unreleased Thelonious Monk Concert Is Coming Next Month

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To keep the creative spark alive, Norah Jones says she never stops doing the sort of work that she got into the industry for: gigging, collaborating and learning new things. Diane Russo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Evolution Of Jon Batiste

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Stefon Harris: A Generation's Preeminent Voice Of The Vibraphone

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The artist Ambrose Akinmusire will release on the tender spot of every calloused moment on Blue Note this June 5. Ogata/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs 'Portraits of America: A Jazz Story.' Frank Stewart /WBGO hide caption

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Jazz And Art Take Center Stage To Form 'Portraits Of America'

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Henry Grimes performs in New York in 2003. Grimes died on April 15 at the age of 84, of complications from coronavirus. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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Christian McBride On Losing Jazz Greats To COVID-19

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