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KCRW Presents: Jessie Ware

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The soulful British pop star was a hot ticket during her recent U.S. tour. Along the way across the country, she made a stop in Santa Monica, Calif., to perform a studio session for KCRW.

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Yo La Tengo: Still 'Around,' Thank God

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Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have been making wonderful music together for more than 20 years. They performed some of the best songs from their new album, Fade, live on KEXP.

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Esperanza Spalding: Song For A 'City Of Roses'

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One of the most celebrated voices in jazz returns to her old stomping grounds in Portland, Ore., to honor her longtime mentor, Thara Memory. Watch Esperanza Spalding perform "City of Roses."

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KCRW Presents: Jose James

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The stylish jazz singer and a full band visited Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio for a special KCRW event. Watch James flex his singular voice as he performs the funky single "Trouble."

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Solo And Acoustic

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Ruban Nielson is the voice behind Portland's Unknown Mortal Orchestra. In this studio session recorded at opbmusic, Nielson strips away his music's accoutrements and sticks to an acoustic six-string.

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Sidi Touré: Magic Music From Mali

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The Malian blues singer brings his guitar, soukou and calabash to Seattle for a live performance on KEXP. Watch the Bamako musician and his band perform "Maïmouna," from his latest album, Koïma.

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KCRW Presents: Benjamin Gibbard

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Seemingly everyone is talking about The Postal Service's impending reunion tour. To help ramp up the anticipation, here's a video of singer Benjamin Gibbard performing "Teardrop Windows" live on KCRW.

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John Mark Nelson: A Teenager With Serious Talent

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The 19-year-old Twin Cities songwriter has an ear for whimsical melodies and ornate arrangements. Watch Nelson and his cadre of teenage friends make their debut on The Current, with "Reminisce."