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

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

The soul star and her Dap-Kings throw a holiday soul party with "Silent Night" and two spirited originals: one for Christmas and one for Hanukkah.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Celebrates 'Big Band Holidays'

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To ring in the season, we cozy up with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — and hear both their original arrangements and favorite holiday memories.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Celebrates 'Big Band Holidays'

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Son Little

A modernistic bluesman with a taste for electronics appears with just his acoustic guitar, his singing sister and a percussionist.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center's Big Band Holidays Concert

Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra present new arrangements of favorite seasonal songs, led by Wynton Marsalis and featuring guest vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir.

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Shakey Graves

When Alejandro Rose-Garcia, aka Shakey Graves, breaks out his guitar and suitcase kick drum/hi-hat, a palpable rush of swooning adrenaline hits the room.

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The Ladybugs Do Disney

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Lead singers Martina DaSilva and Kate Davis immediately recall an era when intricate vocal harmonies were more common in jazz. Appropriately, they take on the music of classic Walt Disney films.

The Ladybugs Do Disney

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Land Lines

The Denver band's mysteriously swirling music isn't jazz or rock, classical or electronica. Instead, it's something singular, new and adventurous.

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2015

Kenny Barron, Fred Hersch, Carmen Staaf and Joey Alexander — a roster whose ages span more than 60 years — play solo renditions of their holiday favorites at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

A Jazz Piano Christmas 2015

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

While the Festival Of Lights is still in full swing, watch Jones perform "8 Days (Of Hanukkah)" as part of a special, holiday-themed Tiny Desk show.

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A New Music Journey From The U.S. To Havana

A misunderstanding morphed into an exciting idea: Take 10 American composers to Cuba. Hear their Havana concert.

Hear Selections From The ACF Concert

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T-Pain: Giving Us Something We Can Feel

The audacious early-adopter weathered a storm of "Auto-Tune sucks" moral panic to emerge as a true artist, a mirror for our culture and a creative force.

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The Oh Hellos

The nine-piece band brings anthemic joy to the Tiny Desk, with buoyant songs whose underpinnings could still be dark and lonely.

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Protomartyr

The Detroit band's loud, screeching, grousing rock can be profound, poetic and bewildering. Singer Joe Casey barely moves throughout this performance, which only adds to the intensity.

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Teddy Abrams

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