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    Karrin Allyson’s most recent album is Shoulder To Shoulder: Centennial Tribute To Women’s Suffrage.

    Blindfold Test: Karrin Allyson

    When DownBeat caught up with Karrin Allyson, the five-time Grammy-nominated singer and pianist was weeks away from a…

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    Ryan Keberle commented on tracks from his home in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

    Blindfold Test: Ryan Keberle

    Trombonist Ryan Keberle has cultivated one of the more diverse careers in modern jazz. A fixture of the Grammy-winning…

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    This is Noah Preminger’s first Blindfold Test.

    Blindfold Test: Noah Preminger

    Even before saxophonist Noah Preminger topped the Rising Star–Tenor Saxophone category in the 2017 DownBeat Critics…

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    Vibraphonist Warren Wolf’s most recent leader date is Reincarnation (Mack Avenue).

    Blindfold Test: Warren Wolf

    A classically trained musician who can play several instruments—including vibraphone, marimba, piano and drums—…

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    Kirk Whalum’s most recent leader date is Humanité (Artistry/Mack Avenue).

    Blindfold Test: Kirk Whalum

    During his four-decade career, Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum has played numerous genres of music, infusing it…

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    Matt Brewer

    Blindfold Test: Matt Brewer

    Bassist Matt Brewer, 37, is widely respected for the technical wizardry and wide musical scope he has brought to a…

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    Walter Smith III

    Blindfold Test: Walter Smith III

    After almost a full year as chair of Berklee College of Music’s Woodwind Department, 39-year-old tenor saxophonist…

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    Kurt Elling performs during the 2018 North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Singer Kurt Elling, seen here performing at the 2018 North Sea Jazz Festival, also participated in a DownBeat Blindfold Test during the fest.

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    Vijay Iyer (left) discusses a track with journalist Dan Ouellette during a DownBeat Blindfold Test at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Jazzmeia Horn (left) discusses a track with journalist Dan Ouellette during a DownBeat Blindfold Test at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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    Bassist Ben Williams (left) sits for a DownBeat Blindfold Test, conducted by Willard Jenkins, at the DC JazzFest in Washington, D.C., on June 27.



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