Shannon J. Effinger

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    Albert “Tootie” Heath, as well as his brother Jimmy Heath, were honored April 20 at The Apollo Theater in Harlem with lifetime achievement awards from the Jazz Foundation of America.

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    Tshepo Tshola sings at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in Cape Town, South Africa, during a tribute to the late Hugh Masekela.

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    One of singer Simphiwe Dana’s early performances was at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival 14 years ago.

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    AMP Trio is one of the featured performers of the Jazz in Progress: The Next Faces of Jazz series.

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    Nicole Mitchell is this year’s artist-in-residence at Winter Jazzfest in New York.

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    Sarah Elizabeth Charles released her latest album, Free Of Form, on Stretch Music/Ropeadope Oct. 6.

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    Sean Jones performs at the Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival as part of a string concerts that ran June 16–18.

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    Christian Sands performs at the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, New York, on July 15.

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    Drummer Jerome Jennings’ leader debut is titled The Beast.

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    A promotional still from the film Chasing Trane, which premiered April 14 at the IFC Center in New York City.

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    Lee Morgan (left) and Helen Morgan in a promotional photo for the film.

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    Brandee Younger curated a portion of the Women’s Jazz Festival at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, which begins March 6.

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    Christian Scott is among the headliners for the 11th annual Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival, which takes place in Haiti March 4–11.

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    Siblings Samora (left) and Elena Pinderhughes collaborated on The Transformations Suite, which was released on Oct. 16.

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    Terrance Martin released his sixth studio album, Velvet Portraits, in April on Ropeadope Records.

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    Nate Smith will release KINFOLK: Postcards From Everywhere (Waterbaby/Ropeadope) in February 2017.

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    Tierney Sutton, seen here at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 28, will release The Sting Variations in September.

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    Brianna Thomas


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