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Evgeny Pobozhiy, winner of the Herbie Hancock International Jazz Guitar Competition, performing at the Kennedy Center on Dec. 3, 2019. Steve Mundinger/Courtesy of the Hancock Institute hide caption

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"If you think of music like Legos," Harry Connick Jr. says, Cole Porter's music "was like the greatest set of Legos, ever. You could build anything because the songs were so structurally sound." Sasha Samsanova/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Harry Connick Jr. Celebrates The Music Of Cole Porter On 'True Love'

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Nat King Cole playing piano in the Capitol Records recording studio on May 23, 1945. Capitol Records Photo Archive/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Hittin' The Ramp' Traces Nat King Cole's Early Artistic Development

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Trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton drew controversy in 2011 with his rejection of the word "jazz." Now, he's reimagining black music with a new symphony. Jennifer Coombes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nicholas Payton Reimagines Musical Tradition With 'Black American Symphony'

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Mwenso & the Shakes perform live at WXPN's Free At Noon Concert - recorded live for this World Cafe Session. Rich McKie/WXPN hide caption

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Mwenso & the Shakes On World Cafe

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Edward Norton On World Cafe

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From left to right: Quianna Lynell, Jeremy Bosch and trio Duchess. Eye Wander; Fer Casillas; Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the Artists hide caption

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Eye Wander; Fer Casillas; Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the Artists

Take Three: Three Different Styles of Jazz Vocalists

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Andy Bey At 80: A Love Letter To A Jazz Legend

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Musician Jane Bunnett, seated second from right, and her band Maqueque. Lauren Deutsch/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Jane Bunnett: Cuban Music's Canadian Connection

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Catherine Russell on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage/West Virginia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Catherine Russell On Mountain Stage

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Gregory Porter Jonathan Chimene/Courtesy of Jazz At Lincoln Center hide caption

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Gregory Porter: Personal Stories For Universal Songs

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Aerial view of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. © Victor Diaz Lamich/Courtesy of Festival International de Jazz de Montreal hide caption

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A Toast To The Montreal International Jazz Festival At 40: Jazz, Blues & Much More

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Singer/Composer Jazzmeia Horn Is A Double Threat On 'Love & Liberation'

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John Coltrane performs with drummer Elvin Jones and saxophonist Eric Dolphy in 1961. Impulse! Records is set to release the "lost" Coltrane album Blue World on Sept. 27. Bill Wagg/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Not All 'Lost' Jazz Albums Are Created Equal

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