Mar 6, 2014 — The righteously outspoken guitarist from doom metal duo Jucifer speaks about women in hard rock, her almost-acoustic side project and her never-ending life on the road.
Jan 13, 2014 — Playful and unassuming, the nine members of Afro Blue seem like average college students. But don't let that fool you: In front of the Tiny Desk microphone, they sing as one refined and powerful voice, perfectly blended and far more mature than their ages would suggest.
Dec 29, 2013 — A new generation is looking to dominate Jamaica's music scene with a fresh take on an old-school sound. NPR's Baz Dreisinger looks further into the musical resurgence and the artists leading the charge.
Dec 20, 2013 — The saxophonist and world-music ambassador presents his annual theater, dance and music special, held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Upper Manhattan. This recording marks his 33rd straight year holding his Winter Solstice Celebration.
Jul 22, 2013 — The jazzy, soulful singer challenges himself throughout his latest album, No Beginning, No End.
Jul 8, 2013 — In recent decades, worship music has trended away from the classic "organ backed" hymns, and churches have moved to rocking praise songs made popular by Christian radio. Now, some modern hymn writers are looking back to a more traditional style.
Jun 26, 2013 — The musician born Marcos Garcia was known for years as a member of the Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas — but one day, he began tinkering with his daughter's Casio keyboard. On the new Magical Thinking, he uses a host of electronic playthings to craft West African, Latin and 1980s "boogie" rhythms.
Jan 18, 2012 — Layer of vintage synthesizers collide with slow-burning electric guitar on this remix of a new track by the Norwegian producer.
Jan 1, 2012 — Connick is starring in a new Broadway production of the musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. He says a twist on the original premise drew him to the role — but has also presented one of the biggest challenges of his career.
Dec 22, 2011 — Martin wrote "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for Judy Garland's 1944 movie Meet Me in St. Louis, along with dozens of other songs for MGM and Broadway musicals. His career is celebrated on a new CD and 88-page booklet with essays by Stephen Sondheim and Michael Feinstein.