Holiday Music NPR presents a mix of live concerts and other music to help get you in the spirit of the season.
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Holiday Music

NPR presents a mix of live concerts and other music to help get you in the spirit of the season.

Saxophonist Sherman Irby preforms winter classics like "Let It Snow" and "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" for the Jazz Night In America holiday special. Frank Stewart/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Ring In The Holiday Season With Sherman Irby

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Joan Baez performs "Rexroth's Daughter" during this hour-long Mountain Stage holiday special. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Joan Baez, Bruce Cockburn, Odetta And More On Mountain Stage's Holiday Special

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The Paul Winter Consort's Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

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(L-R) George Cables, Joshua White, Mark G. Meadows and Rebeca Mauleón. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2019

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Gaby Moreno and Gina Chavez perform live at KUT's Studio 1A. Dave Pedley hide caption

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Festivo Alt.Latino: Gaby Moreno In Concert

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs at Blue Note Hawaii on Oct. 11, 2016. Hawaii In Real Life/Hawaii In Real Life hide caption

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Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau

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Cantigas performs live in NPR's Studio 1. Colin Marshall/NPR hide caption

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Festivo Alt.Latino: Cantigas In Concert

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Host Felix Contreras introduces Joey Alexander, Carmen Staaf, Fred Hersch and Kenny Barron. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2015

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The London-based a cappella choir Stile Antico brings a program of Christmas music to Cambridge, Mass. Marco Borggreve hide caption

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A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings perform a holiday Tiny Desk Concert in 2015. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

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Abelita Mateus, Marcia Ball, Helen Sung and Joanne Brackeen were this year's A Jazz Piano Christmas guests. Jati Lindsay/Courtesy of the Kennedy Center hide caption

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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2017

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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

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Bob and Robin take a Dickensian journey in this year's holiday music special, with visits from some old friends, including Carrie Brownstein, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo, Ben Folds and more. Mito Habe-Evans hide caption

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The All Songs Considered Holiday Spectacular, 2015

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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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Hear Part One Of The Winter Solstice Celebration

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03Christmas at the Airport

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    Song
    Christmas at the Airport
    Album
    Quality Holiday Revue Live
    Artist
    Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets
    Label
    Yep Roc
    Released
    2015

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06We Three Kings [Live]

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    Song
    We Three Kings [Live]
    Album
    Big Band Holidays
    Artist
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra/Wynton Marsalis
    Label
    Relativity Entertainment
    Released
    2015

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