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Cayetana, Live In Concert

Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music's recent CMJ show.

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To Miles, From Wayne

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In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival.

To Miles, From Wayne

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Elle Varner, headlining a night of four special performances, webcast live from Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Bob Boilen/NPR Music hide caption

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NPR Music Presents: Elle Varner, B.J. The Chicago Kid, Lia Ices And Cayetana

Join us live at 8:30 p.m. ET for a video webcast featuring rising R&B stars Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, the ethereal-yet-energetic Lia Ices and Philly punk trio Cayetana.

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Johnny O'Neal: Live at Mezzrow

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After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city's smallest rooms.

Johnny O'Neal And Friends In Concert

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Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival

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Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.

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Miguel Zenón's 'Identities Are Changeable'

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The Puerto Rican alto saxophonist and composer's new album explores national identity through spoken word and music. He brings that music to life at the Newport Jazz Festival, joined by his big band.

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Very Very Threadgill At Harlem Stage

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.

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Blue Note At 75: The Concert

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The iconic record label celebrates its 75 anniversary in concert. Hear from Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones in a merger of the company's rich history and bright present.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

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Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdés (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.

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Trampled By Turtles, 'Wild Animals'

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The Minnesota band easily switched gears from blistering bluegrass to airy folk-pop during a recent sold-out show in Boston. Watch Trampled By Turtles perform the title song from the new Wild Animals.