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OCTOBER 30

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Long one of America’s most renowned jazz showcases, this 40th-anniversary celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival features premier practitioners of the New Orleans, swing, and bebop genres, including trumpeter Doc Cheatham, trombonist Urbie Green, trumpeter Jon Faddis, and D.C.-area pianist Stanley Cowell (pictured), and should swing like a battered piñata. At 7 p.m. at George Mason University’s Concert Hall, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. $19-30. (703) 993-8888. (Reuben Jackson)