Concerts @ NPR Music

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September 18, 2014 | WBGO · An all-star sextet is crossing the country, advancing the festival’s mission: to create and support jazz education and performance programs. JazzSet has highlights from the Kennedy Center.
 

WGBH
September 16, 2014 | WGBH · Watch the folk-pop duo perform “My Silver Lining” — from First Aid Kit’s third album, Stay Gold — for a sold-out crowd at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club.
 

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September 11, 2014 | WBGO · Palmieri plays the whole piano, and he’s not shy about throwing an elbow or forearm to get the effect he needs.
 

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September 11, 2014 | NPR · Watch the Canadian indie supergroup play ecstatic, harmony-laden songs from its new album, Brill Bruisers, in a one-night-only concert at New York’s famed Brill Building.
 

WGBH
September 10, 2014 | WGBH · The Australian one-man band wraps his expertly crafted voice-and-keyboard compositions in layered loops. Watch Chet Faker perform the 2012 deep cut “I’m Into You” live in Boston for WGBH.
 

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September 4, 2014 | WBGO · The trio presents Monk’s Dream: Fifty Years Fresh at the KC Jazz Club with Gary Smulyan.
 

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September 2, 2014 | WFUV · Watch alt-J perform songs from its as-yet-unreleased new album, This Is All Yours in the band’s first concert without departed bassist/guitarist Gwil Sainsbury.
 

Cole Thompson
August 28, 2014 | WBGO · In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis’ role with commitment and emotion in this set.
 

Ethan Shvartzman
August 26, 2014 | KCRW · The New York band performed selections from its upcoming album, El Pintor, in public for the first time.
 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor’s Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.
 

 

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