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Tiny Desk

Lila Downs

With a voice that borrows heavily from opera, Downs is an inspiring, full-throated mariachi singer.

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Tiny Desk

Donny McCaslin

Hear McCaslin, whose band backed David Bowie on Blackstar, a year after that album's release.

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Tiny Desk

Declan McKenna

Hear the spirited young songwriter take on religion, poverty and politics, armed with just a guitar.

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Jazz Night In America

Ring In The New Year With Jazz

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The New Year holiday tradition continues with the Toast of the Nation jazz party.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

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

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

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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The Oh Hellos: Holiday Tiny Desk Concert

The nine-piece band returns to the Tiny Desk to fill the air with fake snow and real joy.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Swings In The Holidays

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

No stories, no interviews — just good jazz. It's the perfect complement for the holiday season.

The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Swings In The Holidays

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