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Fleeing Iran After A Fateful Gig

Iranian-born musician Aria Saadi vowed escape from the country after a party he was performing at was broken up by authorities.

A Musician And The Audition Of His Life

Meet Mike Tetreault, a professional percussionist who spent a year working about 20 hours a day toward his dream job — and how his fate was decided in just a few minutes.
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Delaware Braced For Traffic Influx From Firefly Festival

Tens of thousands of music lovers are headed to Delaware this weekend to see acts like Jack White and the Black Keys at the Firefly Festival. Officials are braced to try and prevent a traffic nightmare for beachgoers in the area.


Jesse Davis: Live From New York's Other Basement Club

Davis' bluesy alto sax rasp is straight out of Charlie Parker's playbook, but he makes it his own in a new live recording from the Smalls Jazz Club.

Eddie Palmieri: Now A True 'Jazz Master'

The great Latin band leader Eddie Palmieri has just received a Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, for his lifetime of achievement in jazz. Fresh Air honors the Latin band leader with excerpts from a 1994 interview.

At Home With The Coltranes, Listening To Stravinsky

Saxophonist and composer Ravi Coltrane — son of John and Alice — says his mother's love of symphonic music provided a childhood soundtrack for him and his siblings.