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

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Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet

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Dashiell's vocal delivery is so easy, you can barely hear her breathe. Rodriguez's control and dynamics make the piano sing, sweat and shake as he plays the music of Cuba.

Christie Dashiell, Alfredo Rodriguez On JazzSet

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Sarah Jarosz performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Meagan Beauchemin/NPR hide caption

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Sarah Jarosz, Live In Concert

Sarah Jarosz was still in high school when she signed her record deal, and she released her debut album shortly thereafter, but the versatile bluegrass star seemed to emerge fully formed in her music.

Sarah Jarosz, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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The Joshua Redman Quartet performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Joshua Redman Quartet, Live In Concert

The sight of the saxophonist raising his foot during a gritty solo has become common to Newport Jazz crowds. His latest record is a collection of ballads, but this program isn't quite so calm.

Joshua Redman Quartet, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Branford Marsalis Quartet On JazzSet

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Marsalis' philosophy is that the music should evolve and be challenging, should center on the melody and convey emotions. Hear him bring his long-running quartet to the Napa Valley Opera House.

Branford Marsalis Quartet On JazzSet

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Jimmy Cobb

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The drummer is 84 — he's been around the jazz scene for a while. He was the drummer on Miles Davis' late-'50s and early-'60s masterpieces. These days, he's still touring the world and leading bands.

Jimmy Cobb: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Amanda Shires On Mountain Stage

The gifted fiddler and her husband, Jason Isbell, perform songs from her latest album, Down Fell The Doves, on West Virginia's most famous stage.

Amanda Shires On Mountain Stage

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Marcus Miller, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

Few musicians today are as versatile as the bassist, keyboardist, bass clarinetist, film composer, producer ... you get the picture. Miller was also veteran of Miles Davis' last band.

Marcus Miller, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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The Donny McCaslin Group performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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Donny McCaslin Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Donny McCaslin is an imposingly tall fellow and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet — and who wields a sax like few others. The audience didn't know what hit 'em in this live morning performance.

Donny McCaslin Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play. Len Katz Photography hide caption

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Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet

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At the annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day 2011, an amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band — outdoors, free, and in Surround Sound on JazzSet.

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Jim James, Live In Concert

On his first solo album, Jim James turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear him perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Jim James, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Members of the Mountain Goats perform live at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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The Mountain Goats, Live In Concert

The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle spent the 1990s recording songs solo on low-fidelity equipment like boom boxes. He now leads a full, versatile band, and his songwriting retains capacity to stun.

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Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert

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A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans tradition, Batiste has an entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He met his band at Juilliard — and does "modern jazz" with a metropolitan flair.

Jon Batiste And Stay Human, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live In Concert

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2013 marked three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it both bebop and funk. Hear their danceable Newport set.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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The Jim Hall Trio with Julian Lage performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival. Adam Kissick/NPR hide caption

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Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage, Live In Concert

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One of the finest guitarists in jazz history — who made classic records with Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Ron Carter and so on — is still at it at age 82. Hear him perform with a younger guitar phenom.

Jim Hall Trio With Julian Lage, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

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