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Nate Wood – fOUR: Tiny Desk Concert

Nate Wood says he only wishes he had more limbs. He made the comment in an interview NPR partner station WBGO, noting only the limitations ...

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tiny Desk Concert

Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived at the Tiny Desk in his fashionable ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting reflective, red, rounded sunglasses and mutton chops. As he ...

Aaron Lee Tasjan: Tiny Desk Concert

Aaron Lee Tasjan arrived at the Tiny Desk in his fashionable ascot and mustard-colored shirt, sporting reflective, red, rounded sunglasses and mutton chops. As he ...

For Opera Singers, Life After Retirement — At Least At One Very Special Rest Home

Enlarge this image The exterior of Casa Verdi, founded by famed Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1890s. Diego Rinaldi/Courtesy of Casa di riposo ...

Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen: Tiny Desk Concert

How do you play an instrument you never physically touch? Watch Carolina Eyck. She’s the first to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk. The ...

Finding God, Love And The Meaning Of Life In Messiaen’s ‘Turangalîla-Symphonie’

Enlarge this image Composer Olivier Messiaen in 1983, at the organ at the Trinité church in Paris where he held the post of organist for ...

Buddy: Tiny Desk Concert

When Buddy, a preacher’s son from Compton, turns to me with eyebrows raised on the elevator ride inside NPR’s corporate headquarters, it’s hard to tell ...

Carolina Eyck and Clarice Jensen: Tiny Desk Concert

How do you play an instrument you never physically touch? Watch Carolina Eyck. She’s the first to bring a theremin to the Tiny Desk. The ...

SASAMI’s ‘Jealousy’ Video Casts A Compelling Spell

[embedded content] YouTube There’s a sense of voraciousness in Sasami Ashworth’s musical resumé. The LA-based artist has spent the past decade building a reputation as ...

NPR Music’s Best Classical Albums Of 2018

Enlarge this image The debut album by the Aizuri Quartet is called Blueprinting. David Stith/New Amsterdam Records hide caption toggle caption David Stith/New Amsterdam Records ...

The 2018 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Enlarge this image Courtesy of the artist Below are the results of NPR Music’s 6th Annual Jazz Critics Poll (my 13th annual, going back to ...

Johnny Marr On World Cafe

[embedded content] VuHaus “Spiral Cities” “Easy Money” “How Soon Is Now” Johnny Marr has a lot of accolades. From co-founding The Smiths to playing alongside ...

Wayne Shorter Travels The Spaceways

Enlarge this image Wayne Shorter, whose album Emanon was crowned the winner of the 2018 NPR Music Jazz Poll. Christian Weber/Courtesy of the artist hide ...

Jen Cloher, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Jen Cloher came to the Harbor Stage at Newport with a fervor matched only by her volume. Her band gets some of that credit, with ...

Miguel Zenón feat. Spektral Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Saxophonist Miguel Zenón is a big thinker — that much is clear from his recorded output, with its deep and inspiring connection to the folk ...

Andrea Bocelli Passes The Art Of Expressive Singing To His Son

Enlarge this image Andrea Bocelli (center) and his son, Matteo, attend the U.K. premiere of Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms on Nov. 1, ...

Huffamoose On World Cafe

Enlarge this image Huffamoose (left to right): Erik Johnson, Kevin Hanson, Jim Stager and Craig Elkins. Courtesy of the artist hide caption toggle caption Courtesy ...

For One Violinist, Elevating Music By Black Composers Is A 20-Year Mission

Enlarge this image Rachel Barton Pine’s Blues Dialogues album and Music by Black Composers educational project are part of a mission that stretches back more ...

Toast Of The Nation 2019

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

Fresh Starts: Tales Of Renewal For A New Year

Enlarge this image A young Maya Shankar. Courtesy of Maya Shankar hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Maya Shankar In 2006, Derek Amato suffered a ...

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