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Mac DeMarco on the water near his home in Far Rockaway, Queens. Adam Wolffbrandt/NPR hide caption

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Take A Sunset Cruise With Mac DeMarco

With just a keyboard and a microphone, the singer performs his song "No Other Heart" on a rowboat.

Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play an Exquisite Corpse at Woodlawn Cemetery as part of Make Music New York on June 21, 2015. Polina Yamshchikov/NPR hide caption

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Jazz Night In America

Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

See young jazz musicians honor their elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.

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History Runs Through Daniel Bachman's Guitar

The acoustic guitarist's "Song For The Setting Sun II" boldly leaps around a room in Stratford Hall.

Apanhador Só: Musical Magic With A Trunkload Of Toys

In a performance of "Prédio," the Brazilian band coaxes beautiful sounds from a children's bicycle.

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Fede Graña Y Los Prolijos: A Bluegrass Ditty By Way Of Uruguay

In "El Gigante," the Uruguayan band blends many sounds — including the Americana to its north.

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Joyce DiDonato Takes A Stand At Stonewall

The opera star visits a historic gay bar to talk equality and sing a centuries-old aria.

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Jazz Night In America Videos

Jon Batiste Leads A Private Street Parade Atop A Fort

O'er the ramparts of 190-year-old Fort Adams, the bandleader urged our cameras to "Believe in Love."

The members of Wild Beasts perform for a Field Recordings video shoot at The Campbell Apartment in New York City's Grand Central Station. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

We asked the romantic London band to perform in a century-old room in Grand Central Station.

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The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

These European gypsy jazz masters closed the Newport Jazz Festival. Then they played one more.

Jesse Boykins III Breaks It Down

Surrounded by unfinished and leftover parade floats, Boykins pulls back the layers of his own song.