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Christian McBride (right) with Peter Martin at KPLU.

Watch Christian McBride: The Bass Boss Jazz24

June 14, 2012 – The "go-to" jazz bassist dishes on his mentor, Ray Brown, and performs with pianist Peter Martin. Jazz24

Kimbra performs on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch KCRW Presents: Kimbra KCRW

June 13, 2012 – Watch the New Zealand pop star perform "Come Into My Head" for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Gregoire Maret at WBGO.

Listen Gregoire Maret: Harmonica With Legs WBGO

June 12, 2012 – A restless creative spirit (and stage presence), Maret performs tunes from his self-titled debut. WBGO

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Cold Specks' Al Spx.

Listen Cold Specks: Singing The 'Graceful' Blues KUT

June 7, 2012 – Cold Specks' Al Spx visits KUT to discuss the origins of her band, her moniker and her debut. KUT

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Esperanza Spalding performs for "Morning Becomes Eclectic."

Watch KCRW Presents: Esperanza Spalding KCRW

June 6, 2012 – Watch Spalding and her brass band perform "Smile Like That" from her new album, Radio Music Society. KCRW

Pianist Vanessa Perez performs at NPR in Washington, D.C.

Listen Kept From Playing Piano, Vanessa Perez Pushes Through To Success APM

June 4, 2012 – A rising Venezuelan pianist explains how she overcame her mother's fears to pursue her destiny. APM

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Emeli Sandé in studio at The Current.

Read Emeli Sande: A Pop Belter For Everyone KCMP

June 2, 2012 – Watch Sandé give a poised, magnetic performance sure to satisfy fans of classic soul and R&B. KCMP

Jack DeJohnette.

Listen Jack DeJohnette And Friends: Miles On Their Minds Jazz24

May 31, 2012 – Hear the veteran drummer perform two songs with pianist Chick Corea and bassist Stanley Clarke. Jazz24

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Father John Misty's J. Tillman performs on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic."

Watch KCRW Presents: Father John Misty KCRW

May 30, 2012 – The adventurous alter ego of Fleet Foxes' former drummer comes alive in this session from KCRW. KCRW

Trampled by Turtles recently brought its introspective bluegrass and folk music to the Current.

Watch Trampled By Turtles: Midwest Bluegrass Royalty KCMP

May 29, 2012 – The band performs songs at The Current and discusses its intimate but universal take on bluegrass. KCMP

Alialujah Choir on opbmusic.org.

Watch Alialujah Choir: Bowler Hats And Harmonies opbmusic

May 24, 2012 – This Portland trio lives by two rules: Have fun and harmonize. Watch it back that up for OPBmusic. opbmusic

David Bromberg performs on Folk Alley.

Watch David Bromberg: In The Studio, A New Lease On Life FolkAlley

May 22, 2012 – The folksinger and guitarist recently returned to music, reinvigorated after a 17-year respite. FolkAlley

Stephin Merritt performed "Your Girlfriend's Face" live on WFUV.

Watch Stephin Merritt: A Few Ways To Off Your Ex WFUV

May 15, 2012 – The Magnetic Fields' frontman stops by the WFUV studio to perform "Your Girlfriend's Face." WFUV

Laura Marling performed "Sophia" on opbmusic.

Watch Laura Marling: How To Reveal A Quiet Song OPB

May 10, 2012 – Marling's in-studio performance of "Sophia" conveys lyrical depth that rewards repeat listening. OPB

Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater performs a studio session at WFUV in New York City.

Watch Shearwater: Big Sound, Small Space WFUV

May 8, 2012 – Watch Jonathan Meiburg and his bandmates perform a blazing "You As You Were," recorded live at WFUV. WFUV

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