Concerts @ NPR Music

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October 16, 2014 | NPR · Join us live at 8:30 p.m. ET for a video webcast featuring rising R&B stars Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, the ethereal-yet-energetic Lia Ices and Philly punk trio Cayetana.

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October 8, 2014 | · Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.

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October 8, 2014 | · After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city’s smallest rooms.

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October 8, 2014 | · The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.

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October 8, 2014 | · The Puerto Rican alto saxophonist and composer’s new album explores national identity through spoken word and music. He brings that music to life at the Newport Jazz Festival, joined by his big band.

October 8, 2014 | · The iconic record label celebrates its 75 anniversary in concert. Hear from Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones in a merger of the company’s rich history and bright present.

October 7, 2014 | WGBH · The Minnesota band easily switched gears from blistering bluegrass to airy folk-pop during a recent sold-out show in Boston. Watch Trampled By Turtles perform the title song from the new Wild Animals.

October 7, 2014 | NPR · The rock legend and his new band performed live at BAM in Brooklyn. The show was part of the Nonesuch At BAM festival, and you can watch it in its entirety right here.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
October 15, 2014 | · Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdés (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.

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October 2, 2014 | NPR · From outdoor festivals to concert halls in major cities, JazzSet was there. Hear an intimate, bittersweet farewell, with highlights that span the NPR jazz program’s 23-year run.


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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City’s powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.

October 22, 2014 | NPR · State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

October 22, 2014 | NPR · A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

Arts & Life

Luma Bites
October 22, 2014 | NPR · Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that’s literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It’s just basic food chemistry, folks.

October 22, 2014 | NPR · When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.

October 22, 2014 | NPR · Atavist Books launched with aims of upending the print-first publishing model. Now it’s announcing its plans to close. Meanwhile, partnerships between public libraries and airports are taking off.


October 22, 2014 | NPR · Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It’s all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.

Mountain Stage
October 22, 2014 | NPR · The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.

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October 22, 2014 | WXPN · The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall.

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