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Rudresh Mahanthappa performs a Tiny Desk Concert with his band at the NPR Music offices on Feb. 1, 2012.

Watch Rudresh Mahanthappa: Tiny Desk Concert

March 8, 2012 – The saxophonist's new repertoire salutes electric funk, South Indian modes and swarming solos.


Kendrick Scott.

Watch Kendrick Scott And Oracle: Live At Berklee WBGO

March 8, 2012 – The fluid drummer takes his band to his alma mater for a live preview of his upcoming album. WBGO


Donny McCaslin.

Watch Donny McCaslin Group: Live In Concert WBGO

March 1, 2012 – The saxophonist has been on a funk-fueled electric bender, and likely won't unplug any time soon. WBGO


Adam Rogers.

Watch Adam Rogers' DICE: Live In Concert WBGO

March 1, 2012 – Amid skronky shredding and biting backbeats, the guitarist leads his trio in concert. WBGO


Avishai Cohen and Eric Harland perform at Fort Adams in Newport, RI.

Watch Eric Harland And Avishai Cohen: Scrap Metal Improv

February 28, 2012 – Watch an impromptu duo improvisation from the most unorthodox of Newport Jazz Festival venues.

Leala Cyr (left) and Ricardo Vogt.

Watch Leala Cyr And Ricardo Vogt: Live In Concert WBGO

February 9, 2012 – She's from a small Midwestern town. He's from Southern Brazil. They blend musical traditions live. WBGO


Bill Frisell plays a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on December 16, 2011.

Watch Bill Frisell: Tiny Desk Concert

February 3, 2012 – The brilliant and nimble guitarist reinvents the songs of John Lennon at the NPR Music offices.


Alicia Olatuja of Olatuja Project.

Watch Olatuja Project: Live In Concert WBGO

January 18, 2012 – A husband-and-wife team reflects the African diaspora in sound, from talking drum to synthesizer. WBGO


The Vijay Iyer Trio performs at Le Poisson Rouge for the NYC Winter Jazzfest on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Watch Vijay Iyer Trio: Live In Concert

January 12, 2012 – Full of stutter steps and snare claps, the band turns new lenses on jazz's big-picture history.


The David Murray Cuban Ensemble performs at Le Poisson Rouge for NYC Winter Jazzfest on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Watch David Murray Cuban Ensemble: Live In Concert

January 12, 2012 – The omnivorous saxophonist re-imagines Nat King Cole as regal, large-ensemble Latin jazz.

Seamus Blake performs live at Berklee College of Music.

Watch Seamus Blake Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO

December 7, 2011 – The tenor saxophonist, one of the top improvisers working today, leads a band at his alma mater. WBGO


Christian Scott.

Watch Christian Scott Quintet: Live In Concert WBGO

November 17, 2011 – The modern jazz star returns to his alma mater, band in tow, for a live concert webcast. WBGO


Warren Wolf at 92Y Tribeca.

Watch Warren Wolf: Live In Concert WBGO

November 16, 2011 – The young Baltimore vibraphonist and his band WOLFPAC travel up the turnpike for a live concert. WBGO


Lage Lund at 92Y Tribeca.

Watch Lage Lund: Live In Concert WBGO

November 16, 2011 – The Norwegian guitarist has found a home for his chops and vision in the New York jazz scene. WBGO


Derrick Hodge.

Watch Derrick Hodge: Live In Concert WBGO

October 26, 2011 – A jazz bassist who scores films and arranges for hip-hop and R&B presents his own eclectic band. WBGO


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