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

Wynton Marsalis performs during New Year's Eve 2011. Fernando Leon/Getty Images hide caption

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Wynton Marsalis: New Year's Eve On JazzSet

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Assisted by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, the trumpeter and bandleader offers a celebratory double helping of the early pioneers.

Wynton Marsalis: New Year's Eve On JazzSet

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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band plays the Monterey Jazz Festival. Tomas Ovalle/Courtesy of the Monterey Jazz Festival hide caption

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Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band On JazzSet

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The Big Phat Band makes its Monterey Jazz Festival debut with "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Hunting Wabbits," inspired by Carl Stalling's 1940s scores for Warner Brothers cartoons.

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band On JazzSet

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Left to right: Stanley Cowell, Andy Bey, Michele Rosewoman and Sullivan Fortner team up on "Jingle Bells" during A Jazz Piano Christmas. NPR hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2013

Every year, NPR Music invites some of the world's best jazz keyboard players to Washington, D.C., for a special performance of holiday tunes. Hear Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner, and others perform.

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Dee Alexander And The Evolution Arkestra On JazzSet

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The vocalist mixes funk with electric soul in a live tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown in Chicago. As she launches into the James Brown half of the show, she encourages the crowd to dance.

Dee Alexander And The Evolution Arkestra On JazzSet

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Patrick Cornelius: Live In Concert

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After releasing his fourth album earlier this year, the alto saxophonist premieres a new set of compositions: a suite for jazz octet inspired by A.A. Milne's poetry for children.

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Brian Blade And The Fellowship Band

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One of the world's great percussionists leads a band driven by decades-long friendships, emotionally resonant anthems and flying drumsticks.

Brian Blade And The Fellowship Band: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Dan Whitford of Cut Copy looks out over a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge on Nov. 19. Shaun Regan for NPR hide caption

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Cut Copy, Live In Concert

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The beloved Australian electro-pop band performed to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate NPR Music's new electronic dance music show Metropolis. Watch the entire 10-song set.

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Lucinda Williams On Mountain Stage

This performance from 2001 finds Williams on the heels of Essence, the heavily anticipated follow-up to 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. Hear the beloved alt-country singer-songwriter perform.

Lucinda Williams On Mountain Stage

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Highlights From The Umbria Jazz Festival On JazzSet

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The trombonist, composer and fabulist Mauro Ottolini and his Sousaphonix play music for his science-fiction tale Bix Factor. Then, J.P. Jofre plays the tango with a string orchestra.

Highlights From The Umbria Jazz Festival On JazzSet

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Jesse Winchester performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Jesse Winchester On Mountain Stage

Backed by only his nylon-string guitar, Winchester keeps the audience spellbound with his trademark low-key delivery in West Virginia.

Jesse Winchester On Mountain Stage

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Bill Callahan, performing live at the Sixth And I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. Gabriella Garcia-Pardo/NPR Music hide caption

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Bill Callahan, Live In Concert

Bill Callahan's performance, at a historic synagogue in Washington, D.C., unfolded on a cool autumn night.

Bill Callahan, Live In Concert

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The elegant conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leading the San Francisco Symphony in a live performance from Carnegie Hall on November 13, 2013. Eric Thayer for NPR hide caption

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San Francisco Symphony In Concert

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Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas welcomes recent MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Jeremy Denk to the piano as part of a far-reaching program. Hear Viennese classics, as well as bold American works.

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Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart

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Here, the three jazz sidemen come together as a trio. Their format isn't earth-shatteringly new, but after nearly 25 years as a band, their rapport is. Listen to a live concert.

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart: Live At The Village Vanguard

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