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Christian McBride: The Bass Boss


The "go-to" jazz bassist dishes on his mentor, Ray Brown, and performs with pianist Peter Martin.

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KCRW Presents: Kimbra


Watch the New Zealand pop star perform "Come Into My Head" for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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KCRW Presents: Esperanza Spalding


Watch Spalding and her brass band perform "Smile Like That" from her new album, Radio Music Society.

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Deceptive Cadence

Kept From Playing Piano, Vanessa Perez Pushes Through To Success

American Public Media

A rising Venezuelan pianist explains how she overcame her mother's fears to pursue her destiny.

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