Studio Sessions Musicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.

Joe Bushkin on stage in 1984. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

toggle caption David Redfern/Redferns

Joe Bushkin On Piano Jazz

In a session from 1998, the pianist performs his original "Oh, Look at Me Now" and duets with host Marian McPartland for George Gershwin's "They Can't Take that Away From Me."

Listen: Joe Bushkin On Piano Jazz

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/317407862/317408256" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Richard Sherman has composed some of Disney's most beloved songs. Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Getty Images

Richard Sherman On 'Song Travels'

With his brother Robert, Richard Sherman wrote some of Disney's most beloved songs for Mary Poppins and The Jungle Book. He sits at the piano to share a few examples of his songwriting.

Listen: Richard Sherman On 'Song Travels'

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/317413738/317421837" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Nickel Creek. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Nickel Creek On World Cafe

XPN

The bluegrass trio gathers around a single mic to perform songs from its first album in seven years.

Nickel Creek On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/317387135/317387572" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Elbow. Tom Sheehan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Tom Sheehan/Courtesy of the artist

Elbow On World Cafe

XPN

The U.K. band plays an acoustic set of songs from its latest album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything.

Elbow On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/317045282/317047619" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Thomas Dybdahl performed live in the KCRW studios. Alex Pieros/KCRW hide caption

toggle caption Alex Pieros/KCRW

Thomas Dybdahl, 'This Love Is Here To Stay' (Live)

KCRW

The Norwegian singer-songwriter's music has been in heavy rotation on KCRW's airwaves. Watch Dybdahl perform the station's favorite song of the moment, "This Love Is Here To Stay."

Laura Cantrell's latest album, No Way There From Here, came out earlier this year. Amy Dickerson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Amy Dickerson/Courtesy of the artist

Laura Cantrell On World Cafe

XPN

Hear the alt-country singer perform three songs in the studio and chat with host David Dye.

Laura Cantrell On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/297155821/316344493" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Tom Wopat. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Tom Wopat On 'Song Travels'

The Dukes of Hazzard star performs his own interpretation of the standard "I've Got Your Number" and joins host Michael Feinstein for a rendition of "I'm Nothing Without You."

Listen: Tom Wopat On 'Song Travels'

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/316312222/316334689" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Jon Faddis. Jean Francois Laberine/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Jean Francois Laberine/Courtesy of the artist

Jon Faddis On Piano Jazz

The trumpeter demonstrates his love for his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie, in a performance of "Fiesta Mojo." He also joins host Marian McPartland for Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" in a 2004 session.

Listen: Jon Faddis On Piano Jazz

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/316308332/316309984" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Lykke Li performs live at KEXP. Renata Steiner/KEXP hide caption

toggle caption Renata Steiner/KEXP

Lykke Li, 'I Never Learn' (Live)

KEXP

The Swedish star recently performed a gorgeous live session at KEXP's studio in Seattle. Watch a moving version of "I Never Learn," from her new album of the same name.

Natalie Merchant. Dan Winters/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Dan Winters/Courtesy of the artist

Natalie Merchant On World Cafe

XPN

The singer-songwriter performs a selection of songs from her first solo album in 13 years.

Natalie Merchant On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/315258700/315260162" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Roger Daltrey On World Cafe

XPN

The Who's lead singer performs songs from Going Back Home, his latest collaboration with Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson.

Roger Daltrey On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/314951603/314953295" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Tycho performs live on KCRW. Rob La Fond/KCRW hide caption

toggle caption Rob La Fond/KCRW

Tycho, 'Awake' (Live)

KCRW

Scott Hansen and his live band recently visited KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform songs from his breakthrough album, Awake. Watch the group bring the record's mesmerizing title track to life.

Dee Dee Penny of Dum Dum Girls. James Orlando/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption James Orlando/Courtesy of the artist

Dum Dum Girls On World Cafe

XPN

Hear the garage-rock band play songs from Too True and discuss why the album took so long to make.

Dum Dum Girls On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/314581763/314586985" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">