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

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Sunny Day Real Estate In Concert

Launching with "Friday," the reunited Sunny Day Real Estate played a Diary and LP2-heavy set from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club. The influential emo-rock band sounded renewed as Jeremy Enigk tackled the old songs with the grit and passion for which he's known. A new song, "10," also showed up on the set list. Hear the concert recorded live by NPR Music.

Sunny Day Real Estate In Concert

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Raphael Saadiq

Looking sharp in his tailored suit, the Grammy-nominated R&B artist performed three acoustic interpretations of his soul-inspired tunes. He was joined by guitarist Rob Bacon in this intimate performance at Bob Boilen's desk.

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Erin McKeown, Recorded Live In Concert

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McKeown's vibrant mix of pop, swing, rock, folk and electronic music makes it difficult, if not foolish, to pigeonhole her within a single musical genre. In a recording career that began while she was still in college, the young singer has already released seven full-length studio albums, a pair of EPs and a studio disc. Hear McKeown perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Erin McKeown, Recorded Live In Concert

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Jamie Cullum On JazzSet

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At Monterey, Cullum links Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain" to Rihanna's "Umbrella," segues from Cole Porter to Jimi Hendrix, delivers a personal manifesto on a Charles Mingus riff, leaps off the piano into the air and never lets his audience down.

Billy Hart Quartet

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Hart has lived through multiple sea changes in jazz; what makes him exciting to watch is that he's also clearly absorbed them all. Here, the career sideman steps into the leader's chair.

Billy Hart Quartet in Concert at the Village Vanguard - 09/23/2009

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Baroque In Boston: Bach And Company In Concert

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Hear the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, in concert at Jordan Hall, with a hair-raising performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, as well as surprisingly offbeat music by two of his contemporaries.

Baroque In Boston: Bach And Company In Concert

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John Forte, Recorded Live In Concert

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Classically trained hip-hop and pop veteran John Forte blends sleek rhythms and catchy hooks, in the process turning some difficult life experiences into introspective, ultimately uplifting music. Hear Forte perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

John Forte, Recorded Live In Concert

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High Zero Festival 2009: Sunday

Running on fumes and spicy palak paneer, Lars Gotrich took in the last night of free-form expression at the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, Md. Download two sets, including a solo performance by analog electronics wiz Twig Harper.

High Zero Festival 2009: Sunday

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Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' Live, With Strings

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A Love Supreme, by John Coltrane and his powerful quartet, remains a towering and seemingly untouchable jazz classic. But the virtuosic genre-benders in the Turtle Island Quartet have done it justice, re-working the seminal album for strings and winning a Grammy for their trouble. They perform a live version on this week's JazzSet.

Turtle Island String Quartet in Concert on JazzSet

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Yo La Tengo In Concert

The alternately dreamy and experimental pop group from Hoboken, N.J., celebrates its 25th anniversary with a brand-new album and a full concert, originally webcast live on NPR Music Sept. 17.

High Zero Festival 2009: Saturday Night

High Zero is the premier showcase for spontaneous sound, pitting Baltimore improvisers with international veterans. Download reviewer Lars Gotrich's favorite set of the weekend featuring a curious quintet of two basses, two drummers and electronics.

High Zero Festival 2009: Saturday Night

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Slo-Mo With Mic Wrecka In Concert

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Lap-steel guitar and hip-hop beats don't often mix, but Philadelphia's Mike "Slo-Mo" Brenner defies convention, bringing them together seamlessly. With songs that straddle the lines separating hip-hop, Americana, folk and pop, his songs are rooted in catchy hooks and breezy grooves. Hear Slo-Mo and rapper Mic Wrecka perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Slo-Mo With Mic Wrecka In Concert

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M. Ward In Concert

Hear singer, songwriter and guitarist M. Ward in a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Hear M. Ward In Concert

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One For All At The UCF Jazz Festival

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At the first University of Central Florida Jazz Festival, the sextet One for All gives UCF students a great demo of the three-horn-and-rhythm-section style made so popular by Art Blakey and His Jazz Messengers, who named their last CD One for All.

One for All in Concert on JazzSet 2/23/08

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