Jazmine Sullivan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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Shared January 8, 2021

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.

Bobby Carter | January 8, 2021
I don't recall any other artist at the Tiny Desk harmonizing their own introduction, but Philadelphia's own Jazmine Sullivan didn't waste a second, greeting us all by flexing those once-in-a-generation chops from the jump. The singer-songwriter, draped in a trench coat while her band sports all black, are nestled in the corner of a dimly lit space resembling a cabaret.

We don't see or hear much from Jazmine Sullivan until she has something to get off her chest. She drops a body of work every five years or so, shakes up the world of R&B with each offering, then quietly goes back to minding her own business. Her latest project, Heaux Tales, is a bold and timely conversation piece addressing truths regarding relationships, sex, social norms, self-worth and a myriad of other topics that women graple with. Each song is masterfully connected to another through unique yet familiar testimonies by women from all walks of life.

She starts her Tiny Desk (home) concert with three extended and reworked selections from Heaux Tales, squeezes in thee fan favorite from 2015's Reality Show, then invites Tiny Desk alum H.E.R. to the stage to close with "Girl Like Me." Ms. Sullivan, her background vocalists and H.E.R. ate this performance up and left not a crumb on the floor.

SET LIST
"Bodies (Intro)"
"The Other Side"
"Lost One"
"Let It Burn"
"Girl Like Me" (featuring H.E.R.)

MUSICIANS
Jazmine Sullivan: vocals
H.E.R.: vocals
Alisa Joe: vocals
Natalie Curtis: vocals
Ayana George: vocals
Dave Watson: drums
Simon Martinez: guitar
Jermaine Blandford: bass
Eric Wortham: keys

CREDITS
Video: Mansa Twin Johnson, Mignotae Kebede, Evan Morsell
Audio: Chauncey Burney
Creative Director: Amaya Segura
Set Design: Matthew Englebert
Executive Producer: Omari Williams

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Bobby Carter
Video Producer: Maia Stern
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Morgan Noelle Smith
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

msmagalie12

YAAAASSSS!!!! Tiny Desk, THIS is how you bring in the new year! OH YES!

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H.E.R.

Love you Jazmine!!!!! Thank you for having me!

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 14,543

Nyeri Bevans

If I could sing like Jazmine id be singing my orders in the drive thru.

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Billy Johnson

"What's up Tiny desk, home editi--ooooo---eee--uh--nn--n--nnn-n...." ....OK, now she's just showing out

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 656

Jocelyn McLaughlin

These background singers did not come to playyyyyy, they did not miss a single note 👏

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 1,454

alex brener

Whoever disliked this come outside... I just want to talk .

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 952

KevOnStage

NOW THATS WHAT I CALL MUSIC!!!

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 10,955

N’Shell

It’s the scatting in the trench for me.

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 411

Lil Durk

Be honest, how many times did you rewind “home edition” and “Vibe with us?”

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 689

DevSkeeWorldWide

Shorty Said " Home Editioooooooonnnnnn" ..... Greatest 2 seconds in tiny desk History ! LOL

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 307

Tionette Miller

Bodies 0:06
The other side 3:49
Last one 7:47
Let it burn 11:26
Girl like me (featuring H.E.R) 14:49

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Naasir Void

THE QUEEN GETTING WHAT SHE DESERVES

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 3,160

nykesia Jones

NOBODY seeing Jazmine when it comes to runs and that’s on marry had a lil lamb.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 435

Jack Redsecker

her introduction is better than most ppls legit songs

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 244

R

"So what's her range?"
The Scale.

1 week ago | [YT] | 79

S Foster

I listen to this everyday just for the bodies intro 😩😩😩😩

3 weeks ago | [YT] | 337

Jessie Reyez

mastery

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 1,242

Brittney Taylor

Is it just me or does Jazzy have you thinking that you can sing like her??🤔🤔🤔...knowing good and well that I can't sing.

2 weeks ago | [YT] | 135

Charles Crimes

The ONLY thing I want to do in 2021 is to see this woman Live...we need a tour ASAP

1 week ago | [YT] | 67

craftypanda2491

Petition to have tiny desk concert versions of songs on Spotify 🤚🏻

1 week ago | [YT] | 35