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Memorable Concerts from Singer Bobby Short

NPR's Piano Jazz and WBGO in Newark honor the jazz singer and pianist Bobby Short with a look back at two of his live performances. The encore presentations include an appearance on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland.

Rokia Traoré in Concert

In 1998, singer Rokia Traoré hit the international music scene with a unique blend of modern sounds and traditional roots. Since then, the Malian chanteuse and songwriter has gained a devoted worldwide following. She performs songs from her latest CD, Bowmboï, at Zankel Hall.

Bill Frisell and the Intercontinentals

Jazz guitarist and band leader Bill Frisell is the focus of our third show. The former "house guitarist" for pioneering German modern jazz label ECM, Frisell has worked with artists as varied as Elvis Costello, John Zorn and classical composer Gavin Bryars.

Sam Phillips, Unplugged

Critics call her "alluring" and "utterly enchanting." At Carnegie Hall, Sam Phillips delights her audience with her own songs of love and heartbreak. The Section String Quartet and Phillips' own band join her in an unplugged performance.

Lost Beethoven Concerto Premieres

An unfinished piano concerto by the 18-year-old Beethoven was found in the British Museum last year. Reconstructed by Dutch musicologist Cees Nieuwenhuizen, the work premiered Feb. 1 in Rotterdam.

Lost Beethoven Concerto Premieres

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Live in Concert

New-Folk Poets Bright Eyes

Hear Bright Eyes perform live from Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club with special guests Tilly and the Wall and CocoRosie.

Hear Bright Eyes In Concert

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Holiday Music Specials

'Toast of the Nation' Rings in the New Year

NPR and WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark ring in the New Year with the 25th anniversary edition of Toast of the Nation — 13 hours of jazz and blues from Europe and across America.

Holiday Music

Harmonies of a 'Chanticleer Christmas'

The twelve men of Chanticleer, one of America's premiere vocal ensembles, present a program of a cappella music at the St. Vincent Church in Petaluma, Calif. Joseph Jennings directs.

A Jazzy Christmas at Kennedy Center

Young jazz piano prizewinner Adam Birnbaum, Japanese sensation Hiromi, pianist Lynne Arriale and her trio and the matchless veteran Kenny Barron headline the 15th annual 'Jazz Piano Christmas' concert.

The Music and Art Behind 'Portsmouth Point'

In his Portsmouth Point Overture, English composer William Walton captures the colorful, bawdy sights and sounds of an 1811 Thomas Rowlandson painting of the same name. Joann Falletta conducts the Juilliard Symphony at New York's Lincoln Center.