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Trombone Shorty at the NPR Music office.

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Trombone Shorty

He can play the horn. He can sing. And that's made him the latest musical star of a great New Orleans tradition. But Trombone Shorty mainly just wants you to dance: "I know you came here to move," he sings to an office full of NPR staff.

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The Klezmatics

Ring in Rosh Hashanah with three globe-trotting tunes from one of the world's greatest Jewish bands.

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The Checkout: Live

Tillery: Live In Concert

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Three of today's top jazz vocalists keep open lines to singer-songwriter folk and modern R&B. Together, Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens sing and strum their trio arrangements of original tunes and select covers.

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Erik Friedlander's Bonebridge: Live In Concert

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The improvising cellist has explored jazz with his New York-based trio for years. For his latest project, he adds a slide guitar, all the better to take in the down-home flavors of the American South. The quartet performs live.

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Jenny Lin

The eminent pianist usually plays eight-foot Steinways. See what she does on an electronic keyboard.

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Tiny Desk

Beirut

Beirut arrived at the NPR Music offices dusty and exhausted following a weekend at Bonnaroo in Tennessee. But after some much-needed showers, the band brought infectious joy to its short set behind the Tiny Desk.

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Live in Concert

The Olivia Tremor Control In Concert

Bill Doss, singer of The Olivia Tremor Control and co-founder of the Elephant 6 Recording Company, died at age 43. In September 2011, NPR Music recorded this performance of the seminal psych-pop band.

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Jeremy Messersmith

With his horn-rimmed glasses and esoteric subject matter, Messersmith is no rock star. But he's a pop genius, with creative ambition to match his songs' considerable charm.

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Sean Rowe

The singer-songwriter brings his booming voice and a succession of ever-louder acoustic-guitar set-ups to the NPR Music offices. And, for good measure, he tells a story about survivalism that'll renew your faith in indoor living.