ScHoolboy Q onstage at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Sunday, February 23rd. Polina Yamshchikov for NPR hide caption

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ScHoolboy Q

Watch the Los Angeles rapper perform a loose-limbed, spontaneous and unpretentious set in NYC.

Jason Moran (left), Alicia Hall Moran (center), The Bandwagon and Bill Frisell (right) perform at the KC Jazz Club. Scott Suchman/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Jason Moran's 'Live: Time On The Quilts Of Gee's Bend' Suite On JazzSet WBGO-FM

The composer and pianist ushers in his era as Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center.

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Tootie Heath And Matt Wilson On JazzSet WBGO-FM

Hear twin sets of shimmering cymbals and bass-drum drop-kicks from the Village Vanguard.

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A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln On JazzSet WBGO-FM

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson sing from the Abbey Lincoln songbook.

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Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan brought her cool, underground electro-pop to globalFEST at Webster Hall in New York City on Jan. 12, 2014. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

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Yasmine Hamdan: globalFEST 2014

Hear a beguiling singer from Lebanon wed French indie-pop with the Beirut underground.