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For those who haven't had the good fortune to attend a jazz festival this summer, Jazz Night has a ticket just for you — section A, row 1 for The Robert Glasper Experiment.

Yes, Ravi Coltrane is the son of the John Coltrane, one of the most famous and important jazz saxophonists and composers of all time. He's also the son of multi-instrumentalist, composer and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. (In fact, all members of the band here are performing artists in their own right and come from artistically rich families; drummer E.J.

The New Year holiday tradition continues with the Toast of the Nation jazz party. Spirited, improvised and swinging, each hour was recorded live at Blue Note venues throughout the country and the world.

Ring in the holidays with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This week, Jazz Night in America breaks format: no stories or interviews, just a show full of good music. With guest vocalists Audrey Shakir and Denzal Sinclaire, Wynton Marsalis leads the orchestra through new arrangements of holiday classics. The set begins with an energetically swinging version of "Jingle Bells" — the perfect complement for cooking in the kitchen, wrapping gifts or decorating the tree.