The Arturo O'Farrill Octect performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Hayley Bartels/Hayley Bartels/NPR hide caption

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Jazz Night In America Videos

Arturo O'Farrill

With an eye on both the past and the future, O'Farrill has jazz and Afro-Cuban music in his DNA.

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The Checkout: Live

Sexmob: Live In Concert WBGO-FM

Steven Bernstein's down-for-anything quartet parties to the themes of film composer Nino Rota.

Father Figure performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 6, 2013. Lizzie Chen/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Father Figures

Zany, brainy and danceable, these guys' music mixes rock and jazz like King Crimson at its fiercest.