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

Wallace Roney leads a performance of Wayne Shorter's "Universe" at the Detroit Jazz Festival. NPR hide caption

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To Miles, From Wayne

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

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

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

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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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

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

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.

Trampled by Turtles perform live at the House of Blues Boston on September 11, 2014. WGBH hide caption

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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.

"It was part of a beautiful, long story," Dee Dee Bridgewater says of hosting JazzSet. "It has been a highlight of my career." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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JazzSet Signs Off

From outdoor festivals to concert halls in major cities, JazzSet was there. Hear an intimate, bittersweet farewell, with highlights that span the NPR jazz program's 23-year run.

The JazzSet Finale

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Members of the ensemble So Percussion join conductor Gustavo Dudamel for the U.S. premiere of David Lang's man made at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Doriane Raiman/for NPR Music hide caption

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LA Philharmonic In Concert: Dudamel, Mahler And New Music

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler's Fifth Symphony and a new percussion concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang in this season opener at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

LA Philharmonic In Concert: Dudamel, Mahler And New Music

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The Academy of Ancient Music, with its director Richar Egarr at the harpsichord, brings Bach to Carnegie Hall in a concert featuring the composer's four Orchestral Suites on Nov. 7. A.J. Wilhelm/for NPR hide caption

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The Academy Of Ancient Music Plays J.S. Bach at Carnegie Hall

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Stream a live Carnegie Hall concert of Bach's four orchestral suites, played by the superb Academy of Ancient Music, led by Richard Egarr.

The Academy Of Ancient Music Plays J.S. Bach at Carnegie Hall

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An Opening Night Gala With The Berlin Philharmonic

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Stream a performance by the stellar Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Simon Rattle in a program of Rachmaninov, Bruch and Stravinsky with dazzling violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Carnegie Hall Live: An Opening Night Gala With The Berlin Philharmonic

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