Studio SessionsMusicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.
Exciting young pianist and bandleader Jon Batiste hails from the cradle of jazz, New Orleans. He joins guest host Jon Weber for a set spanning traditional tunes, some Monk-inspired stride and his original compositions.
After a chance encounter at SXSW in 2001, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez have worked together to become stars in the world of Americana music. Hear Taylor and Rodriguez play material from their recent greatest-hits collection The New Bye and Bye during a studio session with KUT.
After finding a following after the leak of his 2006 record, Love For Sale, the genre-hopping crooner returns with Airtight's Revenge, his first album in nine years. Hear him perform his Grammy-nominated single "Little One," as well as other cuts from his latest record.
The soulful blues-rock band has evolved into a powerful quintet since its start as a four-piece in 2002. It's broken into the big time with a recent self-titled album. Hear Potter perform its songs with her band live in the studios of WXPN.
Trumpeter Brian Lynch possesses an impressive command of the jazz spectrum. Often called upon by bandleaders from Latin, straight-ahead and bebop camps, he won a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2007. Here, Lynch joins guest host Jon Weber for a set of original tunes and a few standards.
The New York trio combines rock, blues and a little bit of Balkan music to create a sound all its own. Hear songs from Callers' new album, Life of Love, as well as a Wire cover in this studio session from WNYC's Spinning on Air show with host David Garland.
Hear Marc Anthony Thompson, a.k.a. Chocolate Genius, Inc., perform songs from his most recent album, Swan Songs. Thompson's latest album concludes the story that began with his previous two records, GodMusic and Black Yankee Rock.
Daptone Records discovered Bradley performing James Brown songs at a tiny club in Brooklyn. The soul label was so smitten, it gave the former chef and handyman a record contract. Hear Bradley perform songs from his new album, No Time for Dreaming, on WFUV.