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Jazz Night In America: Video Episodes And Shorts

A Jazz Fact Check Of 'La La Land'

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Meet the real musicians of the Los Angeles jazz scene depicted in the Oscar-nominated film.

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In 'Real Enemies,' Darcy James Argue Confronts A Post-Truth World

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Argue's latest composition explores "the present-day folklore that we call conspiracy theories."

Little Simz performs perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 23, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Little Simz

Little Simz has been compared to Lauryn Hill for her self-reflective wordplay. And though the British lyricist is a relative new-comer, her Tiny Desk performance was poised and confident.

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In Joyful Harmonies, A Band From Venezuela Taps Into Their African Roots

The clarion-voiced Afro-Venezuelan singer Betsayda Machado and her band are just beginning to tour internationally. Hear them in their New York City debut at globalFEST in January.

Betsayda Machado y Parranda El Clavo, Live In Concert

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Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel brings the Tiny Desk three alluring and powerful songs.

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Tiny Desk

Esmé Patterson

Esmé Patterson has dropped the banjos and folk from her previous project Paper Bird, and in their place are electric guitars and a backing band worth getting behind.

Run the Jewels perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 12, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk

Run The Jewels

Killer Mike and El-P continue to out-muse each other in a supergroup that somehow seems to get better, louder, and more pertinent since their start in 2013.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

Marilyn Maye: The Queen Of Cabaret

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One of our greatest living songbook singers plays a set full of insight, warmth and puckish whimsy.

Marilyn Maye: The Queen Of Cabaret

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Radical Imagination: Jazz And Social Justice

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Samora Pinderhughes' The Transformations Suite was inspired by African-American protest movements.

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Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating Jazz Artists We Lost in 2016

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Jazz lost great players in 2016 including Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemans and Victor Bailey.

Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating Jazz Artists We Lost in 2016

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