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Dena DeRose On Piano Jazz

DeRose began her jazz career at the keyboard. When arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome made playing impossible, she discovered a talent for singing. Now she's back at the piano too.

Dena Derose in Studio on Piano Jazz 6/22/05

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World Cafe

Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Soul

XPN

For more than 40 years, the ska and reggae legends in Toots and the Maytals have been known worldwide for their unique fusion of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock. Hear the band in an interview and performance from WXPN.

Toots and the Maytals: Reggae Soul

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World Cafe

Stars: Airy Melodies and Somber Lyrics

XPN

What began as a purveyor of electronic rock and pop instrumentals turned into a full-on band when Broken Social Scene members Amy Millan and Evan Cranley joined Stars. The group's latest album is full of sensitive songs about love and war. Hear an interview and performance.

Stars: Airy Melodies and Somber Lyrics

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World Cafe

Chris and Thomas: Simple, Soft and Warm

XPN

Land of Sea, Chris and Thomas' first full-length album, features sparse acoustic arrangements, distinguished by a refreshingly organic and harmony-drenched style. Hear an interview and in-studio performance.

Chris and Thomas in Studio on World Cafe 11/28/07

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Music Articles

Sondre Lerche's Two Real Lives

This year, Sondre Lerche has had a regular studio album, Phantom Punch, and done the entire soundtrack for the film Dan in Real Life. Lerche talks about bursting through to the mainstream and performs a few songs live.

Sondre Lerche's Two Real Lives

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From the Top

Young Musicians Show Versatility in Vermont

This week, From the Top comes from the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, Vermont, and includes a teen violinist from Woodstock playing Fritz Kreisler, a French horn player performing Strauss, and a 16-year-old pianist from Pittsburgh who is carrying out his grandfather's musical legacy.

Young Musicians Show Versatility in Vermont

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Favorite Sessions

The Versatile Musicality of Dave Peck

KNKX Public Radio

The pianist has performed with legends such as Chet Baker and Lee Konitz and earned accolades from Pacific Northwest jazz publications. His playful variations and improvisations are often compared to Bill Evans. Hear an interview and performance recorded by KPLU.

Dave Peck in Studio on KPLU

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Video Sessions

Whistling with Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Moran serves up a slice of the Swedish trio's catchy, catchy pop.

Whistling with Peter Bjorn and John

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Video Sessions

The Sonorous Strings of the Erhu

It sounds almost like a violin, but not quite. The erhu is a traditional Chinese two-string instrument, played with a bow. Virtuoso soloist Ma Xiaohui demonstrates how to finesse music out of it.

Listen: Ma XiaoHui plays and chats with Robert Siegel

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At Home in Nashville with Kim Richey

For many, the Thanksgiving holiday is all about traveling home to be with loved ones, so Melissa Block travels to Nashville to hear the country-inflected singer-songwriter Kim Richey and her band perform songs about home, travel and love.

At Home in Nashville with Kim Richey

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