The West Virginia duo's name says a lot about its instrumentation, but can't begin to touch on the range of musical traditions incorporated in its music: classical, bluegrass, ragtime, folk music, Tin Pan Alley and more.
Pianafiddle On Mountain Stage
Clockwise from left: Von Freeman, the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York, Dianne Reeves, Lionel Loueke. Center (L-R): Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green.
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On New Year's Eve, NPR Music and WBGO presented a broadcast of live jazz performances throughout the night leading into 2011, from venues all across the U.S. Hear performances from Dianne Reeves, Von Freeman, Lionel Loueke and Jon Faddis.
In this new session, host Marian McPartland and friends get together on the bandstand at one of the world's most elegant jazz venues as Piano Jazz bids 2010 goodbye and welcomes the New Year with musical family young and old.
'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set I
The Nashville bassist is best known as the voice of neo-bluegrass group New Grass Revival. Fronting his own band, he sings Christmas songs from his holiday album. Mountain Stage engineer Ritch Collins also performs.
John Cowan in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/24/2009
Four successful singer-songwriters have pooled their talents to create an EP of seasonal songs. As Winterbloom, Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton and Natalia Zuckerman perform originals and wintertime classics live.
The folk-rock singer grew up the son of a Baptist minister and the nephew of a blues musician. Both influenced Chisel, who released his debut full-length album in 2009. Here, he performs with his band, the Wandering Sons.
The singer has made two albums of seasonal music. In front of a jazz quartet, she sang some of her own holiday tunes before adding a few crowd favorites: a Tom Waits cover and a track from her most recent, self-titled release.
Holly Cole in Concert on Mountain Stage - 12/21/2009
NPR Music photographer Shantel Mitchell shares her favorite moments in live concert pictures from 2010, from South by Southwest to the vast stages of Bonnaroo, a D.C. synagogue and multiple other clubs.
The power piano trio was born in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area 10 years ago, and since then, it's become one of the biggest acts in jazz. As we count down to 2011, here's how the power piano trio rang in 2010 at the Village Vanguard in New York.
The Bad Plus in Concert on Toast Of The Nation 2009
For the group's last show of the year, frontman Stuart Murdoch and the rest of Belle and Sebastian dig deep into their archives to share popular classics, fan favorites and a few festive surprises. Watch the show, recorded live from Glasgow.
Rory and Joey Feek met at a songwriters circle in Nashville. He wrote songs, and she sang them. They fell in love, got married and began performing as a country duet. They just released a second album, and bring songs off the record to the Mountain Stage.
To commemorate the passing of James Moody on Dec. 9, JazzSet offers up an all-star 2005 birthday concert in remembrance. Hear performances by Moody, Roberta Gambarini, Jimmy Heath, Paquito D'Rivera and many more.
Belle and Sebastian is wrapping up it's 2010 tour with a final stop in the band's hometown of Glasgow and wants you to see and hear it all. The band will live webcast video of the concert on NPR Music beginning at 4 p.m. ET next Tuesday, Dec. 21.