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Drake Makes a Mixtape for Sotheby’s

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For his latest trick, Drake sets black contemporary art at Sotheby's to the music of Rihanna, Riff Raff, Chief Keef, and Drake. Beats By Dre included. 
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The Jonathan Channel

The Great American Songbook Live

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Here is your concert calendar for the week! Spring is here - go out and celebrate it! 

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Fresh Air

Brooklyn Rider Blurs Classical Boundaries On 'Almanac'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The string quartet invited composers like Vijay Iyer and Bill Frisell to compose pieces inspired by something outside of their world.

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Punch Brothers, 'Familiarity'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The venturesome band takes you on a journey with a three-part song performed at Boston's House of Blues.

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Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hear what happened when a singer-songwriter turned novelist moved to Georgia and joined forces with a longtime local bluegrass group.

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The Jonathan Channel

Blue Note & José James Salute Billie Holiday

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This week, we conclude our month long tribute to Billie Holiday with our album of the week, Yesterday I Had The Blues from Blue Note recording artist, José James. 

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José González: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Performing his first new solo songs in seven years, this soft-spoken Swedish singer left an imprint at the Tiny Desk that was gentle and long lasting.

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New Sounds

Rhythms of Minimalism

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Music from Chris Campbell, Kate Soper, Philip Glass, Emanuele E. Forni, and Chris Morphitis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

For More Women in Jazz, Host Blind Auditions

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Despite the numerous contributions of women to jazz music over the years, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has never had a permanent female band member.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Crocodiles

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fuzzy, jumpy San Diego band plays some of their Latin-tinged new stuff tonight at Union Pool.

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Around Broadway

A Beautiful Gershwin Broadway Ballet

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Broadway has been going to the movies for so long it’s surprising the 1951 movie-musical “An American in Paris” has only now been turned into a stage show, which is up for 12 Tonys.

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All Things Considered

How Bessie Smith Ushered In The Jazz Age

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The singer known as the "empress of the blues" is the subject of a new HBO biopic. Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride breaks down her influence and legacy.

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Dazzling Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig Dies Suddenly

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A founding member of the Empire Brass, the trumpeter played with a lustrous tone and extraordinary technique. At age 19, he was the youngest musician to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Dom La Nena On World Cafe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hear the cellist and singer from Brazil play songs from her melodic new record, Soyo, in our studio.

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Metropolis: 4/25/15

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins music by Hudson Mohawke, Jamie xx, Kygo and more in this 2-hour EDM mix.

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Viking's Choice: Weedeater, 'Bully'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weedeater's "Bully" is a squirrely sludge-punk bruiser with bassist Dixie Dave cackling like a supervillain.

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Why We Like Falsetto, Why Melodies Matter And Other Musical Wonders

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

These are just a few of the questions that popped up during our recent All Songs Considered listening party in Boston.

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Amber London: 'I'ma Show You How It's Done'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Texas rapper's experiences as, at once, a member of an all-girl posse, the only woman in the room and a person strangers underestimate are fundamental to her formidable style.

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Microphone Check

Amber London: 'I'ma Show You How It's Done'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Texas rapper's experiences as, at once, a member of an all-girl posse, the only woman in the room and a person strangers underestimate are fundamental to her formidable style.

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The Jonathan Channel

You've Gotta' Have Hart

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Jonathan Channel celebrates the birthday of one of the premier lyricists of the Great American Songbook - the incomparable Lorenz Hart. Join us Saturday at 4PM for nothing but Hart.

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