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I can think of no better summation of our shared experience over the last year than "A World Lost," the title of the piece that opens Maria Schneider's Data Lords . A slow, foreboding dirge in an oblong time signature, it instantly sets a tone of somber contemplation. Revisiting it now, as an overture to the most critically acclaimed jazz album of 2020 , I hear a chronicle of pained nostalgia — mindful of the unbearable losses of life and livelihood, and the more slippery deprivations of...

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Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's challenges and the hardening of international borders, NPR Music and globalFEST moved the 2021 edition from the nightclub to your screen of choice and shared the festival with the world. We called it Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST.

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Jazz Grammy Nominees Announced 2021

Jan 12, 2021

Joshua Redman, Gerald Clayton, and Chick Corea get two nominations apiece; John Beasley has four

The nominees for the 2021 Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday. It was a banner year for female nominees, with women taking five of the eight nominations for both Record of the Year and Best New Artist, and sweeping the Best Rock Performance category. (Nine nominations went to Beyoncé, already the most nominated woman in Grammy history.)

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The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

WSSB's "In The Room"

In The Room: With Ms. Mahoganee, this time we had fun with this video with a twist of creativity and a universal love for Nina Simone, Mahagonee sings "Feeling Good" Click the link to watch it on YouTube!

July 2019| D'Andre Brothers - It's  summertime and Angela Clark is giving us 'Fever' In the Room!

March 2019 | D'Andre Brothers -- Keeping his hand in the jazz pot, multi-talented bassist, Woody Lingle is live and In The Room!

Dre Brothers

Februrary 2018 | D'Andre Brothers - One of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray continues his love, passion, and insight on jazz, while showcasing his dynamic style on the trombone. Ron Westray is In The Room!

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It's the kind of purchase many shoppers make on impulse. Eggs, milk, yogurt, and — why not? — a lottery ticket.

With just six numbers drawn Friday night — 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, and the "Mega Ball" of 24 — a ticket sold at a Michigan grocery store made somebody one of the richest people in the country.

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Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in protest on Saturday to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, braving the threat of mass arrests in what was expected to be one of the largest demonstrations against the Kremlin in years.

New York City is trying to build trust for coronavirus vaccines by doing pop-up food banks and flu vaccine clinics at churches and community centers in minority neighborhoods.

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Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's challenges and the hardening of international borders, NPR Music and globalFEST moved the 2021 edition from the nightclub to your screen of choice and shared the festival with the world. We called it Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST.

Every January, I attend globalFEST at a New York City nightclub and see some of the most fantastic music I'll experience all year. Now, given the pandemic's challenges and the hardening of international borders, NPR Music and globalFEST moved the 2021 edition from the nightclub to your screen of choice and shared the festival with the world. We called it Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST.