Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Concerts

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with Catherine Russell as a guest vocalist, perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Sarah Escarraz/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Big Band Holiday Cheer With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

Listen to your favorite holiday classics from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with guest vocalist Catherine Russell, recorded live in New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Big Band Holiday Cheer With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

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Amy Grant performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 7, 2018. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Amy Grant

Amy Grant maps her fabulous, four-decade career with some of her coziest and heartfelt Christmas songs, not to mention a delightful version of "Jingle Bells."

Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 15, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Harold López-Nussa Trio

Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa, along with his brother Ruy on drums and bassist Gaston Joya, deliver a set of danceable jazz explorations rooted in Afro-Cuban musical traditions to the Tiny Desk.

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River Whyless On Mountain Stage

River Whyless brought its third album and adventurous musicianship to the Mountain Stage.

River Whyless On Mountain Stage

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H.E.R. performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 8, 2018. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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H.E.R.

The singer stuns in her second appearance at the Tiny Desk, showcasing not only her vocal mastery, but her skills as a captivating multi-instrumentalist.

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2018

The holidays aren't complete around NPR without our annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. This year's event featured pianists Booker T. Jones, Jason Moran, Dánae Olano and James Francies.

A Jazz Piano Christmas 2018

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The Wu Tang Clan performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 1, 2018 Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Wu-Tang Clan

The Clan celebrates its 25th anniversary with an old-school cipher at the Tiny Desk.

The Dirty Projectors perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 14, 2018. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Dirty Projectors

The band takes its quirks of production, rhythm and rhyme and brilliantly arranges them to work behind the Tiny Desk.

Joey Alexander performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 6, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Joey Alexander

No one in the NPR offices could have imagined how remarkable this 15-year old pianist would be at the Tiny Desk.

Peter Mulvey performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Peter Mulvey On Mountain Stage

STEM-focused musician Peter Mulvey brings his impressionistic 17th album to Mountain Stage.

Peter Mulvey On Mountain Stage

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The Innocence Mission performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 23, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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The Innocence Mission

The Innocence Mission, ever the most careful cultivators of quiet, encouraged us to come closer, to discover the "thing beautiful enough" in the moment it's delivered.

Jazz supergroup Artemis performs at the Newport Jazz Festival. Jonathan Chimene/WGBO hide caption

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Women In Jazz? For Artemis, It's Bigger Than A Cause

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The "all-female" framework is both integral to the jazz supergroup Artemis and somehow beside the point.

Women In Jazz? For Artemis, It's Bigger Than A Cause

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dvsn performs a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR headquarters on Oct. 24, 2018. (Cameron Pollack/NPR) Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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dvsn

The Toronto-based R&B duo bathed the Tiny Desk in vibrant blue, purple and orange light to make it feel more like a concert hall.

Boygenius performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 9, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Boygenius

Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers are all Tiny Desk alumae, but here they play together at NPR for the first time as boygenius, one of this year's best surprises.

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Amy Helm On Mountain Stage

Amy Helm and her band choose to let the music do the talking, delivering a powerful, four-song set packed with musicality, soul and candor.

Amy Helm On Mountain Stage

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Bernie and the Believers Featuring essence perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 16, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Bernie And The Believers Feat. Essence

The story of Bernie and the Believers is the story of Bernie Dalton's diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease and compassionate friends making his dream come true and his songs come to life.

Sam Morrow and his band perform at this year's AmericanaFest Day Stage, presented by WMOT, NPR Music and World Cafe. Val Hoeppner/WMOT hide caption

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Hear One Of The Most Anticipated AmericanaFest Performances: Sam Morrow

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If you're a fan of Little Feat, Tony Joe White and classic Lynyrd Skynyrd, this Los Angeles based singer-songwriter has it all for you.

Sam Morrow at Americana Music Festival

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Gretchen Peters performs on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

The Nashville songwriter's fifth Mountain Stage performance was compellingly honest.

Gretchen Peters On Mountain Stage

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Half Waif performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 17, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR). Cameron Pollack/NPR/Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Half Waif

The band's songs, stripped here to their essence, are particularly peaceful and calm — and sometimes chilling.

Pedro the Lion performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 13, 2018 (Claire harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Pedro The Lion

No matter how dark or disastrous, there's always been an undercurrent of grace to the music of David Bazan. He returns to his Pedro the Lion moniker for this memorable Tiny Desk performance.

The Nicholas Payton Trio performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 10, 2018. (Cameron Pollack/NPR) Cameron Pollack/NPR/NPR hide caption

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Nicholas Payton Trio

After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes.

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The War And Treaty On Mountain Stage

Listen to the soulful, genre-bending husband-and-wife duo perform hits from its latest album, Healing Tide.

The War And Treaty On Mountain Stage

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