Quartet San Francisco is: Jeremy Cohen (left to right), Michelle Djokic, Alisa Rose and Keith Lawrence. Noah Clayton hide caption

itoggle caption Noah Clayton

Quartet San Francisco: Brubeck On Strings

The Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble plays arrangements of the jazz composer's classic tunes.

Listen Loading… 12:47
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/123161226/123180453" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Nikolaj Znaider plays a 1741 Guarneri once owned by the famed Fritz Kriesler. Matthias Creutziger hide caption

itoggle caption Matthias Creutziger

Favorite Sessions

Fritz Kreisler's Music (And His Violin) At WGBH WGBH

Hear Nikolaj Znaider play works by Kreisler on the 1741 Guarneri that once belonged to the composer.

Listen Loading… 20:08
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/123065333/122998316" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Burkina Electric performs at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City. Elena Polson/See More Photos hide caption

itoggle caption Elena Polson/See More Photos

Favorite Sessions

Burkina Electric: 21st-Century African Music KEXP-FM

Hear African guitar licks, electronic wizardry and Mai Lingani's beautiful vocals in a KEXP session.

Listen Loading… 7:20
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/122979960/122979952" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Benjamin Gibbard and Jay Farrar. Autumn de Wilde/Shore Fire Media hide caption

itoggle caption Autumn de Wilde/Shore Fire Media

World Cafe

Ben Gibbard And Jay Farrar: Kerouac In Song WXPN-FM

Hear rapturous, Jack Kerouac-inspired Americana songs in a session with the two frontmen.

Listen Loading… 24:08
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/121430538/122873543" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Sonos is (from left) Rachel Bearer, Chris Harrison, Jessica Freedman, Paul Peglar, Katharine Hoye and Ben McLain. Beth Herzhaft hide caption

itoggle caption Beth Herzhaft

Sonos: Glitchy A Cappella, Live At NPR

The Los Angeles-based singing group combines glee club harmonies with electronic manipulation.

Listen Loading… 11:41
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/122899502/122920360" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">