Jazmine Sullivan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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

Comments

  1. msmagalie12

    msmagalie1211 days ago

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

  2. Elon Wylie

    Elon WylieDay ago

    Amazing. I listen to this on repeat

  3. Takia Jones

    Takia JonesDay ago

    I’m mymm

  4. Norm Dobbz

    Norm Dobbz2 days ago

    Agreed 👍🏾💪🏾🔥🔥

  5. Bubble You

    Bubble You3 days ago

    Dope and deep, what a moment 🤯🧡🙆🏽‍♀️

  6. Netta Baby

    Netta Baby6 days ago

    Yesssssss 🙌

  7. just Lemon

    just Lemon39 minutes ago

    Thank you..

  8. Lala Rich

    Lala Rich40 minutes ago

    Thank you 🙏🏾

  9. Tami Chock

    Tami ChockHour ago

    I listened to this concert daily in all its perfection. Just want to say how amazing her back up singers and band are!!

  10. Debra Church

    Debra ChurchHour ago

    this girl is PHENOMENAL!!!

  11. DRGH DRGH

    DRGH DRGHHour ago

    I love NPR! And their Tiny Desk concerts. So happy that they going during the pandemic. I appreciate all the talented people you have put on. I have appreciated all the genres and perspectives ♡♡

  12. sania

    sania2 hours ago

    her voice never disappoints. PHILLY REPRESENT

  13. Ethereal

    Ethereal2 hours ago

    She's so unreal. Always even better live. 😫

  14. Mthunzi MHLONGO

    Mthunzi MHLONGO3 hours ago

    I'M FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND I BEEN A FAN SINCE 2008!! THANK YOU FOR MO BETTER BLUES.

  15. GG B

    GG B4 hours ago

    Her background singers are always ELITE! My goodness! This is a masterpiece, but I expected nothing less! She does not miss!

  16. Sasha McKnight

    Sasha McKnight4 hours ago

    Jaz don’t miss. Period. But those background singers SANG!

  17. Traci Higgins

    Traci Higgins4 hours ago

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

  18. Mikayla

    Mikayla4 hours ago

    😭 Lawd this is beautiful and so heartfelt, I'm obsessed! 🥰 Crazy talent, one of the best Tiny Desk Home shows ever! Not even gonna lie, I didn't fully realize the power and artistry of Jazmine until she blessed the Tiny Desk series. Now I'm in love!

  19. Natalie Haywood

    Natalie Haywood5 hours ago

    Giving me life🔥🔥🔥🔥

  20. Reem Reacts

    Reem Reacts5 hours ago

    After singing along to this, I feel like my soul is cleansed. I listen to it everyday. Lol... Okay, multiple times per day. 😭

  21. Melannie Otárola

    Melannie Otárola5 hours ago

    QUEENS. Perioooodt!!!!

  22. WaddupQ

    WaddupQ5 hours ago

    Gods work. Absolute incredible talent by such an underrated and gorgeous Queen 🙏🏾🤎

  23. Jessica B

    Jessica B5 hours ago

    Glad she's back and better than before

  24. Samone Smith

    Samone Smith5 hours ago

    I love and have always loved Jazmine ❤️❤️❤️

  25. Racquel Baptiste

    Racquel Baptiste6 hours ago

    WHY THE VIEWS ON THIS VIDEO IS ONLY 1.8MILLI????????????? COME ON MANNNNN!!!!!!

  26. Pea Hop

    Pea Hop6 hours ago

    Here I am, back again for the one millionth time. 😫❤️🎶

  27. Twuannasia Parker

    Twuannasia Parker6 hours ago

    This was amaaaazing

  28. John Wilding

    John Wilding6 hours ago

    vocal wizardry!!!! obsessed!

  29. fashioNISHA1986

    fashioNISHA19866 hours ago

    It's not fair how Jazmine and H.E.R sound just like the record if not better!! Real singers

  30. fashioNISHA1986

    fashioNISHA19866 hours ago

    they need to open the streets back up! I NEED TO BE FRONT ROW AT HER CONCERT

  31. Jai Deadwyler

    Jai Deadwyler6 hours ago

    Heaux Tales on repeat....dope project

  32. fashioNISHA1986

    fashioNISHA19866 hours ago

    she is literally my spirit animal!!! love me jazmine sullivan!!

  33. Monica Macutay

    Monica Macutay6 hours ago

    I watch this every day to make me feel better.

  34. Deon Taylor

    Deon Taylor7 hours ago

    Jazmine Sullivan omg 😱 this is unbelievable!!! Definitely gonna listen to this album!!!!

  35. Samantha Anne

    Samantha Anne7 hours ago

    Even the way she sing the words in her intro ! “And we want y’all to VIBE wit us “ 😩🙌🏾

  36. Lisa Elkins

    Lisa Elkins7 hours ago

    Yes! Bringing in the New Year right! Great romance song. Thanks Jazmine!

  37. enoki roll

    enoki roll7 hours ago

    JEEEEEEEEZ

  38. S G

    S G8 hours ago

    She came through with the rhythms & melodies yasss!!! She came back stepping on headzzz

  39. Teek

    Teek8 hours ago

    i listen to this everyday... since it dropped

  40. Rabbii pictures

    Rabbii pictures8 hours ago

    Those chords at the intro though👀 Any ideas?

  41. Victor Poitier

    Victor Poitier9 hours ago

    Piano tutorial on the intro pleas

  42. Angela Johnson

    Angela Johnson9 hours ago

    I’d like to see Jazmine Sullivan in an episode of Insecure.

  43. Angela Johnson

    Angela Johnson9 hours ago

    Luv you Jazz! Stay true to who you are. The industry , women, and lovers need you. The world needs you.

  44. Jael Rampersad

    Jael Rampersad9 hours ago

    Beyoncé should do a NPR her vocals with this production chefs kiss*

  45. Si Note

    Si Note9 hours ago

    That women know she can SANG not to mention she lost some weight & looks stunning

  46. Marica Moore

    Marica Moore9 hours ago

    There should not be an option to “dislike” this!

  47. Si Note

    Si Note9 hours ago

    That women know she can SANG not to mention she lost some weight & looks stunning

  48. Nasima Ali

    Nasima Ali9 hours ago

    when she started scatting at the end of bodies (intro) I lost it !!!!

  49. jacob_

    jacob_9 hours ago

    Christ, her voice is perfect

  50. mariamandreaa

    mariamandreaa10 hours ago

    Can we get this whole version on all major platforms please? @applemusic @spotify @tidal

  51. Shrimp baby Remix

    Shrimp baby Remix10 hours ago

    UGH YOU ARE SO TALENTED I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

  52. Garrett Gordon

    Garrett Gordon10 hours ago

    That was so dope. Perfect ending to a great performance. Man H.E.R. and Jazmine sound so good together

  53. Margaret Rose-Goddard

    Margaret Rose-Goddard11 hours ago

    Brilliant! Love Jazmine!!!!

  54. Lace Flow

    Lace Flow11 hours ago

    This type of musicality is a lost artform... no theatrics, no exposed body parts... just pure talent! 💖

  55. lani fatu

    lani fatu11 hours ago

    The range -the switch up from low to high is mind blowing !! So much truth in her lyrics I felt that !!!!! Love it all !!!!! Much love from the EastBay NorCaL❣️❤️

  56. Tuxedo Mechanic

    Tuxedo Mechanic12 hours ago

    what kind of boots???????? asking for a friend.

  57. ShoNuff_King

    ShoNuff_King12 hours ago

    Simply Fantastic..Drop Tha Mic Jazmin!

  58. Hey Miss Jackson

    Hey Miss Jackson12 hours ago

    I was just listening to Rachelle Ferrell and I was thinking "who is out today singing like this, just so vulnerable, crazy and effortless with the vocals? Oh Jazmine Sullivan." Hey girl.

  59. april breeze

    april breeze12 hours ago

    Idk how this received even 1 dislike let alone over 900..smh 🤷

  60. Jessica Blanks

    Jessica Blanks12 hours ago

    I’m so in luv with dis track

  61. Denise TV

    Denise TV12 hours ago

    yes.

  62. Khadija Horton

    Khadija Horton13 hours ago

    Need a song with Masego. I think your voices will compliment each other especially with that scat ending!!! ❤️

  63. jml2008

    jml200813 hours ago

    Jazmine is back!!!!!

  64. Jonathan Justo

    Jonathan Justo13 hours ago

    I hope all 959 of y’all that disliked can fight

  65. Sunny Dee TV

    Sunny Dee TV13 hours ago

    Outstanding!

  66. Damone Jones

    Damone Jones14 hours ago

    Who put thumbs down on this they trippin

  67. Simbarashe Ritala

    Simbarashe Ritala14 hours ago

    Amazing stuff 😍😍!!Such a vibe 🙌🏾. 2,47-3,04 🎤gave me goosebumps

  68. Zeniya Cooley

    Zeniya Cooley14 hours ago

    They should release a live album of this performance because I’m addicted. ❤️

  69. Thomas Barclay

    Thomas Barclay14 hours ago

    Like her voice looking to her perform with Eric church

  70. Santiago Burbano

    Santiago Burbano14 hours ago

    This QUEEEEEEN!!! 🤯🤯🤯♥️♥️♥️ Where she beeeeeeeennn????

  71. bigolesackofboogers 0

    bigolesackofboogers 015 hours ago

    STOP WITH COMMERCIALS IN THE MIDDLE OF SONGS!!!!! TF!!!!!

  72. KeKe Tayv

    KeKe Tayv15 hours ago

    My girl!!

  73. Horatio Douglas

    Horatio Douglas15 hours ago

    I lost it at "Home Edition"!!

  74. Ty Johnny

    Ty Johnny15 hours ago

    It's so sweet when you can close your eyes and trust the artist you are listening to, to take you on a journey with their music! Jazmine is truly a gem!

  75. Soara LS

    Soara LS16 hours ago

    Tutto ok quelli che mettono il pollice in giù?

  76. Lauren Smith

    Lauren Smith16 hours ago

    I am LITERALLY addicted to this CD.

  77. brina omi

    brina omi16 hours ago

    Can we take the time to appreciate the supporting singers. They really held it down.

  78. Tiffany Lewis

    Tiffany Lewis17 hours ago

    I keep coming back to this video! I’m addicted🤷🏾‍♀️❤️

  79. Tameka R

    Tameka R17 hours ago

    Lost one is my favorite song from this video it just sounds so beautiful and angelic ❤️

  80. Jasmin Mcleland

    Jasmin Mcleland17 hours ago

    Here voice is stunning 😍

  81. Jiijo

    Jiijo18 hours ago

    My soul needed this 😍💯🔥

  82. johoneylove

    johoneylove18 hours ago

    Amazing..beautiful..I loved every second

  83. Tycoon Lostman

    Tycoon Lostman18 hours ago

    Classic!

  84. Charli Charles

    Charli Charles19 hours ago

    I’m trying to figure out why did it have to end

  85. Kayy Rose'

    Kayy Rose'19 hours ago

    Please add this whole tiny desk to Apple Music 😩

  86. Kayy Rose'

    Kayy Rose'19 hours ago

    Please add this remake of “ Bodies “ to the album 😩😩

  87. luiss

    luiss21 hour ago

    Yup. This the album that's gonna get me through 2021 😩

  88. Darius Etheridge

    Darius Etheridge23 hours ago

    I’m doing good, I’m doing me.

  89. ArtisticallyAspiring

    ArtisticallyAspiring23 hours ago

    Not too many can give what she gives effortlessly.

  90. Djebrila Brila

    Djebrila BrilaDay ago

    Waouw 😱😍😍😍😍😍

  91. K Rochelle

    K RochelleDay ago

    I wish I could like this anew for each time I watch this performance. She'd have 10 million more.

  92. Melanin Skinn

    Melanin SkinnDay ago

    My gul🙇🏿

  93. DiamondSoundProduction

    DiamondSoundProductionDay ago

    🔥🔥🔥

  94. Adrian Bevelle

    Adrian BevelleDay ago

    The other side song is jamming! Literally

  95. Ja'Leah D.

    Ja'Leah D.Day ago

    I love how she was showing some personality while singing. If she could just share 10% of her voice with me, that would be enough. 🤣😭

  96. Billy Jacobson

    Billy JacobsonDay ago

    I watch this twice a day

  97. ELECTRIC BEING

    ELECTRIC BEINGDay ago

    I LOVE YOUUU JAZMINE. This was GREAT

  98. Rocquel Jackson

    Rocquel JacksonDay ago

    I'm at work I have my beats on I feel like I'm at a concert I like this

  99. Rocquel Jackson

    Rocquel JacksonDay ago

    Thank you I 💘 your music and her

  100. Time Clock

    Time ClockDay ago

    3:10 - 3:33 did it for me. Just that lil bit. Cryyyyyyy out to him honey!!!! Yesssss

  101. Curt 313

    Curt 313Day ago

    Wow...Goosebumps!!!

  102. Matoaka Winston

    Matoaka WinstonDay ago

    Just tears and more tears. I can't help but watch twice a day

  103. Melissa Sturdivant

    Melissa SturdivantDay ago

    Amazingly talented!

  104. Candyce Jordan

    Candyce JordanDay ago

    Jazmine...what a masterpiece! Thank you! Spoke to my soul! 😌

  105. Quiana W

    Quiana WDay ago

    This is almost as iconic as Lauyn's unplugged