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

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Teddy Abrams

Hear a young conductor, composer and pianist riff on Beethoven and play his own jazz-inspired compositions.

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Youth Lagoon

Trevor Powers' new songs are more expansive and self-assured than usual, a transition reflected in this performance. In person, he's poised, appearing almost joyful at times.

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Beethoven Symphonies At Carnegie Hall Via Berlin

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From an all-Beethoven residency week, hear the storied Berlin Philharmonic play the profound Sixth and witty Eighth with conductor Simon Rattle.

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The Wild Reeds

Great singers aren't easy to come by, so finding three in one band is something special. The Wild Reeds' songs are clear and memorable, potent and sometimes delicate, and beautifully performed here.

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Sabertooth's Midnight Gig Has Lasted 23 Years

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At Chicago's Green Mill, one band has owned Saturday's after-hours set for decades. Jazz Night stays up with drunks, devotees and the organ quartet of saxophonists Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

At the Tiny Desk, Rateliff's body-shaking Southern-style soul takes on a slightly more laid-back sound. The resulting songs are served with a warm heart — and suitable for a cold beer.

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Rahim AlHaj

Though wordless, the Baghdad-born oud player's music tells powerful stories about the blessedness and fragility of life.

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Aurora

At 19 and on the cusp of her first full-length album, the Norwegian singer performs with a sense of discovery and adventure.

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My bubba

My bubba is the duo of Sweden's My and Iceland's Bubba, women whose quirky, delicate, sweetly sung folk songs are a delight.

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Chris Stapleton

With his wife Morgane, the country singer-songwriter sings patient, detailed songs of devotion to love, Los Angeles and liquor.

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Diane Coffee

At times conjuring Mick Jagger and David Bowie, Diane Coffee's Shaun Fleming swaggered and shimmied behind the Tiny Desk.

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The Suffers

Led by the irrepressible Kam Franklin, the 10-piece Houston soul band can barely fit all its horns, guitars, percussion and energy behind a single desk.

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Beauty Pill

In Beauty Pill's music, life whirs with plunderphonic glee and riffs are funky from the inside out. Watch the D.C. band adapt its deeply textured songs without removing anything vital.

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Arturo O'Farrill Continues The Conversation With Cuba

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An economic blockade between the U.S. and Cuba didn't prevent jazz from traveling between the countries. But what if the dialogue could flow freely? The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra wanted to find out.

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Paolo Angeli

The Sardinian guitarist has a whole toy shop aboard his instrument, from hammers and pedals to springs and a couple of cell-phone ringers.