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On Soundcheck you'll find in-studio performances by everyone from indie rockers to string quartets to jazz ensembles. When artists visit our studios, they are in peak form and often present special tracks, fan favorites and brand-new songs. In case you missed them, here are highlights culled by the Soundcheck staff.

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Robert Randolph Live

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Robert Randolph grew up playing pedal steel guitar in church. Now, he puts his virtuosity to work in the funk, blues and soul outfit The Family Band.


Blitz the Ambassador: In Studio

Friday, June 18, 2010

Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador grew up in the Ghanaian city of Accra before heading to Brooklyn to pursue a life in music.

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Villagers: In Studio

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Dublin-based singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien performs under the name Villagers. He joins us to play live in our studio.

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Sean Bones and Norah Jones: In Studio

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In the new indie movie Wah Do Dem, indie musician Sean Bones plays a young Brooklynite who gets dumped by his girlfriend, played by Grammy winner Norah Jones. Bones' character winds up wandering the Jamaican countryside -- and a luxurious cruise ship.

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Pedrito Martínez

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Singer-percussionist Pedrito Martínez plays a high-octane form of Cuban salsa called timba. But he's also been known to tackle songs by the Police.

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Joyce Moreno: In Studio

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brazilian singer Joyce Moreno started her recording career when she was 16, in the mid 60s when male artists dominated the field.

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Fred Hersch: In Studio

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch has earned three Grammy nominations and has released more than 30 albums, but in a way he feels he is just starting out.

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Sarah McLachlan

Thursday, June 10, 2010

It’s been seven years since Sarah McLachlan released her last studio album and eleven years since Lilith Fair traversed the country, spreading good music, championing worthy causes, and celebrating women everywhere.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Unlike many musicians whose musical careers began early in life, Linfinity front man Dylan Von Wagner didn’t start playing music seriously until his late 20s. From this latent interest in music sprouted Linfinity. This strangely-named sextet blends rock and Americana to create a sound that is both unique and unsettling. 

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Prism Quartet

Friday, June 04, 2010

For 25 years, one of the most adventurous classical groups in America has been a quartet…of saxophones. Prism Quartet has championed new music and played with jazz and world musicians. They’ll play live in the Soundcheck studio.


Jace Everett Live

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Singer-songwriter Jace Everett grew up playing country music in church in Texas and later moved to the twang-capital of the nation: Nashville. But his most famous song is actually connected with vampires in Louisiana – he wrote "Bad Things," theme song for the HBO series “True Blood.”

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Sasha Dobson Live

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sasha Dobson came on the New York music scene in the past decade as a budding young jazz singer, with a particular gift for scatting and improv. But on her latest album, “Burn,” she’s emerged as a folk rocker with a strong taste for country and blues, with influences ranging from Lucinda Williams to Elliott Smith.


La Cumbiamba eNeYé

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cumbiambas are outdoor parties that happen in Colombia. The New York-based band La Cumbiamba eNeYé transforms that celebratory music with contemporary sounds from all over the world – the band members come from Latin America, Middle East, the US and Europe.

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Edmar Castañeda

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Edmar Castañeda began playing the Colombian harp at a young age, but it wasn’t until he was a teenager that he fell in love with jazz.

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Raul Midòn: In Studio

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

After working as a session singer for artists like Shakira and Julio Iglesias, Raul Midòn became a singer-songwriter and guitarist with a unique percussive, flamenco/jazz guitar style.

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Regina Carter: In Studio

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Violinist Regina Carter was classically trained as a child and then became a renowned musician in another world: jazz. She joins us to play live.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The 22-year-old Korean-born violinist sports a punk-rock look and an unconventional repertoire. He joins us to perform live.

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Somi - Live in the Greene Space

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Somi is a New York City-based singer-songwriter who describes her sound as “New African Soul” — an ethereal blend of American jazz, soul and East African rhythms.


Live from the Greene Space: Moby and Somi

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The platinum-selling electronic artist and New York's foremost "New African Soul" singer join us for live performances and conversations in the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.

OK Go, on Going It Alone

Friday, April 30, 2010

In 2006, OK Go made music and internet history with the video for their song "Here It Goes Again." The clip, which featured the band performing a complex dance routine on a set of treadmills, received millions of views on YouTube and turned scores of new listeners on to their ...

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