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

The Fred Hersch Trio performs at Blue Note Beijing on Oct. 28, 2016. Zhang Dongdong hide caption

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Ring In The New Year With Jazz

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Celebrate the New Year from Blue Note venues around the world. The lineup includes The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, Buika and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating Jazz Artists We Lost in 2016

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Jazz lost great players in 2016, including Paul Bley, Gato Barbieri and three musicians we're profiling — vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, harmonica player Toots Thielemans and bassist Victor Bailey.

Looking Back To Move Forward: Celebrating Jazz Artists We Lost in 2016

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Justin Vernon at his console during Bon Iver's Dec. 4, 2016 show in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nicole Conflenti/NPR hide caption

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Watch Bon Iver Perform Live In A Brooklyn Warehouse

Watch Bon Iver play a full concert, including songs from 22, A Million, at Pioneer Works, a cavernous warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Oh Hellos perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 13, 2016. (Raquel Zaldivar/NPR) Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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The Oh Hellos: Holiday Tiny Desk Concert

The nine-piece, family-centered band returns to the NPR Music offices to fill the air with fake snow and real joy.

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The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Swings In The Holidays

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No stories, no interviews — just good jazz. Listen as Wynton Marsalis leads the orchestra through new arrangements of holiday classics.

The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Swings In The Holidays

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Bill Charlap, Willie Pickens, Renee Rosnes and Bethany Pickens performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington for the annual public radio special A Jazz Piano Christmas. Jati Lindsey/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2016

Father-daughter duo Willie and Bethany Pickens, along with husband-wife duo Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, played holiday favorites live at the Kennedy Center in Washington Dec. 10.

A Jazz Piano Christmas 2016

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Derek Gripper performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 14, 2016. (Raquel Zaldivar/NPR) Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Derek Gripper

Inspired by Toumani Diabate, the classically trained South African guitarist performs songs originally written for the kora.

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LIVE WEDNESDAY: The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra's Holiday Concert

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Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra present swinging and soulful arrangements of favorite seasonal songs with Wynton Marsalis and a special guest, singer Catherine Russell.

Gucci Mane performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 14, 2016. (Claire Harbage/NPR) Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Gucci Mane

The rapper has spent the year on an extended victory tour. Here are the spoils, recorded in a stripped-down set with a minimal backing track and longtime producer Zaytoven on keys.

Alsarah & The Nubatones perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 3, 2016. (Raquel Zaldivar/NPR) Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Alsarah & The Nubatones

In the band's hands, East African music pulses, breathes and comes alive in a mix of tradition and contemporary sounds.

Ro James performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 11, 2016. (Raquel Zaldivar/NPR) Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Ro James

Bringing the heat to the NPR Music offices, the R&B singer performs three funky, sexy, stripped-down songs from his debut album, Eldorado.

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Pinegrove

There's a confessional quality to the songs of Pinegrove that feels reassuring. Watch the New Jersey band squeeze four songs into a scrappy, warmhearted 13-minute set.