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

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Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

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The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.

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Nathaniel Rateliff, 'Still Trying' (Live)

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"Still Trying" reflects on struggling with alcoholism and losing the battle with one's own will. Rateliff performs the song live at Brighton Music Hall in Boston.

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The Chicago Symphony Plays A Colorful Concert

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Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.

Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Plays A Colorful Concert

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Prestige Records' 65th Anniversary Party

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A half century ago, a small but important label recorded Miles, Trane, Sonny and Monk. A trio led by the rising star drummer Jamison Ross takes on classics from the Prestige catalog.

Prestige Records' 65th Anniversary Party

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Butler, Bernstein And The Hot 9 At Jazz Standard

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One comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses. Another comes from New York's downtown scene. They bonded over old jazz, and together, inject modern twists into early repertoire.

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Angel Olsen, 'Stars' (Live)

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Olsen showcases her impressively agile voice before an enthralled audience at the Pickathon 2014 Woods Stage. Watch her perform "Stars."

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Live In Los Angeles

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With its newest album, the swing revivalists honor a clear pioneer to their dance-friendly approach: Bandleader Cab Calloway. Lead singer Scotty Morris leads the band from Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy In Concert

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Wynton Marsalis Group: Live In Concert

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By necessity, the early jazz pioneers knew how to make music for revelers. So it made sense that Marsalis put the tunes of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver on the bill for this New Year's Eve bash.

Wynton Marsalis Group In Concert

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Dee Alexander's Funkin' With Electric Soul: Live In Chicago

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An impromptu bongo beat became a full-on tribute to James Brown, and suddenly a band had a new repertoire. A powerful and versatile vocalist, Alexander and her ensemble honor the Godfather of Soul.

Dee Alexander's Funkin' With Electric Soul In Concert

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Highlights From Winter Jazzfest 2014

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For one weekend each January, the epicenter of the New York jazz community is a marathon two-night downtown festival. Hear from Donald Harrison, Gretchen Parlato, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.

Highlights From Winter Jazzfest 2014

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Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert

Following a high-energy main stage set — filled with turbocharged versions of standards, rags and his own party anthems — the young pianist and singer brought his band out into the audience.

Jon Batiste And Stay Human In Concert

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Bombay Bicycle Club, 'Feel' (Live)

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Watch the English rock band perform a song from its high-octane set at the House Of Blues in Boston.

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Highlights From Winter Jazzfest 2014

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As New York prepares for its January music marathon, watch performances from last year, including Gretchen Parlato, Donald Harrison, Rudy Royston, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Toast Of The Nation: Highlights From Winter Jazzfest

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Ellis Marsalis' 80th Birthday Concert

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A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.

Ellis Marsalis Quartet In Concert

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