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

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CANCELLED: Carnegie Hall Live: Opening Night Gala With The Philadelphia Orchestra

Violinist Joshua Bell and bassist Esperanza Spalding are the superstar soloists for the festivities. Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin's program includes Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March, Ravel's Bolero and the rambunctious Bacchanale from Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila.

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Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet

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JazzSet is in Boston for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, a release concert for the album created by Carrington, professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.

Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet

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The 2013 Americana Music Association Honors And Awards Show

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This week, the Americana music industry gathered at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to honor the best and brightest in its corner of the music world. Listen to a recording of the entire show.

The 2013 Americana Music Association Honors And Awards Show

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Gregory Porter On JazzSet

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Prague is home to the Strings of Autumn International Music Festival where, in October 2012, jazz singer Gregory Porter brought down the house. Applause between songs ran for a minute or longer.

Gregory Porter On JazzSet

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Dave King Trio

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Known for experimentation, The Bad Plus' drummer performs conventional modern jazz on the side. With two underground rhythm-section guys, he travels to one of New York City's most prestigious clubs.

Dave King Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard

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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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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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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.