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

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

    msmagalie12msmagalie127 күн мурун
    • Yesssssss 🙌

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    • @Stephani Clark yes that coat is everything!

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    • @Shamillah Kasemire +1

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    • Yaaaas! Do it gurl! Loved this so much! Outfit is EVERYTHING!

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  • so underrated!

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  • Woooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    L MuhammadL Muhammad10 мүнөт мурун
  • Vibes

    Chelly's ClosetChelly's Closet14 мүнөт мурун
  • Her voice makes me cry. I feel it all. ❤️🙌🏻🙏🏻

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  • Well y'all betta coordinate Jazzy and H.E.R yasss!

    S. J.S. J.18 мүнөт мурун
  • Jazmine Sullivan has an amazing voice... 💜💜💜

    Mary HemphillMary Hemphill19 мүнөт мурун
  • Eu Amo Essa Mulher, Meu Deus 🇧🇷

    JD JuniorJD Junior22 мүнөт мурун
  • This project is amazing.! Please put this version out also.

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  • AYYYEE!!!

    Nate J.Nate J.32 мүнөт мурун
  • Two of my favorites artists ended it crazy!! Whole Tiny Desk performance was fire!!! Jaz is bike!!!🎶

    ZayZay39 мүнөт мурун
  • 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨❤❤❤❤

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  • Tiny desk makes you a music snob! Once you hear it here, everything else seems subpar

    Evelyn YoungEvelyn Young44 мүнөт мурун
  • Can’t believe we got Jazmine Sullivan and HER together on a song 🎧 crazy. I love it and that first song was bananas 🍌.

    Montane RobinsonMontane Robinson57 мүнөт мурун
  • Listening to you jasmine since way I heard you sing getting off your mummy’s couch (I’m in the U.K.). I am hypnotised by your voice. It’s something magical to women. I’ve taught my daughters from way back that your voice will hit you, it will hit your feelings. Thinking’s. Your emotions. Your voice darling just shows it all. Thank you. Vicki Samuels/Walker I loved u for years. You are passion and soul xx

    vicki samuelsvicki samuelsСаат мурун
  • 👍🏾this is only my 30th time listening. It’s so good

    leowilliamsleowilliamsСаат мурун
  • I absolutely love your vocal range! 🔥

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  • 💞💞💞💞💞🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Bernice LeakBernice LeakСаат мурун
  • Like if you’re listening to this in 2021 😂

    Shayla DelmoreShayla DelmoreСаат мурун
  • It's got to be a crime how many times I've watched this performance since it came out 😩😁😁❤❤

    Keera MonKeera MonСаат мурун
  • Kevonstage told me to come here. Who else? 👀

    Jeris J.Jeris J.Саат мурун
  • Aaah jazmine i love you 💕

    Domy LoppiDomy LoppiСаат мурун
  • Whewww the range!

    B NicoleB NicoleСаат мурун
  • Classic

    Bizzy NuffsaidBizzy NuffsaidСаат мурун
  • This woman is so MF’n talented! 🔥 🎶❤️

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  • NPR you guys are BUGGING with these ads in the middle. Seriously!?

    luwakw01luwakw01Саат мурун
  • this. was. eeeeevveeerrything!!! give this woman her flowers already

    Deborah HammondDeborah HammondСаат мурун
  • The song with H.E.R. has some of the most gorgeous vocals I’ve ever heard. Period! They’re both So talented

    S NS N2 саат мурун
  • There’s just something so raw yet beautiful about her sound. I’m truly blown away. Incredible!

    EZ KillzEZ Killz2 саат мурун
  • Girl. Chills!!! Can we get back to our live concerts Covid-19!

    Da NobleguyDa Nobleguy2 саат мурун
  • We will be watching this Tiny Desk 5-10-15-20+ years from now still in awe. This was really perfection!

    Joshua MooreJoshua Moore2 саат мурун
  • This is beautiful.

    Abdu AliAbdu Ali2 саат мурун
  • I need a trench coat 🧥!!!!!!

    BullrunBullrun2 саат мурун
  • I love artist who write their own music and can sing at the same time!!

    BullrunBullrun2 саат мурун
  • flawless 🔥🔥

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  • KGcode, why did I not get a notification that this happened? Y'all just being disrespectful at this point. Jaz!!!!!!

    Amour ToujoursAmour Toujours2 саат мурун
  • Her vocals are out of this world. One of my biggest vocal inspiration when it comes to layering vocals, harmonies,riffs and runs.

    Jeremy CollinsJeremy Collins2 саат мурун
  • Background vocalists: miss mamas in the middle with the puff, killed that note, seen't u smiling sis lol y'all killed it !!! carried it beautifully

    MariahMariah3 саат мурун
  • I seen her live a St. James park a few years ago. She was live and absolutely amazing, a very powerful and acoustically clear singer. I was astounded her tone is breath taking, she sounded better than the radio!!! God given talent, you don't learn her skillset.

    KrazidawgKrazidawg3 саат мурун
  • 14:48 Girl like Me (ft H.E.R) 😍😍😍😍😍😍😘

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  • I’m sorry I gotta comment again Jazmine ate this up and left no crumbs

    Shaasia GossShaasia Goss3 саат мурун
  • Let it burn is my fav 😍🔥

    Lif PanLif Pan3 саат мурун
  • Who are the 887 ppl who don't know music that disliked this video??? Your ears should be given to someone who deserves them lol.

    J BynumJ Bynum3 саат мурун
  • She never disappoints. Such a classic. She deserves blessings on blessings.

    Lisa HLisa H3 саат мурун
  • She the goat after the vocal trinity.

    Goat ReactsGoat Reacts3 саат мурун
  • Someone needs to get fired for these untimely ad breaks

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  • Mastery 🙏🏼 That voice!!!! 💙 Singing the truth for us all 💙💙💙

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  • GROWN FOLK MUSIC!!! YOU'RE ON REPEAT JAZMINE! KEEP SINGING WE ARE LISTENING ❤🎤🎧🎼👑

    C JonesC Jones4 саат мурун
  • Omg Jasmin and H.E.R. are blessing the 20th century with their creative new soulful music. I was already thinking you two would sound perfect together, and man was that an understatement! You both are phenomenal apart, but unstoppable together. Well done thank you for blessing my ears!

    Corey NonofyabusinessCorey Nonofyabusiness4 саат мурун
  • The scatting! LAYLA HATHAWAY feature somewhere please!

    Tumelo RamafokoTumelo Ramafoko4 саат мурун
  • You know what’s funny? She wore the trench coat she was talking about in her song 😂 Very clever touch!! She smashed that!

    Duayne SanfordDuayne Sanford4 саат мурун
  • She is just such a beautiful woman. Love her ❤️

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  • She makes it hard to listen to the studio version 😩

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  • her music just makes you wanna say "SSSHHHHEEEESSHHHH"

    Michelle A.Michelle A.5 саат мурун
  • This Woman Is 🔥 🔥 🔥... The RANG!! Whhhooooyyy! Never Tire

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  • 885 of you are crazy..this lady is an angel in disguise..her voice alone is heavenly. To top it off she graces us every time as a lady always covered. I love ❤️ jaz u inspire me

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  • The dislikes must be that the video wasnt longer!!!

    TJTJ5 саат мурун
  • She ain’t let a full 20 seconds go before she started putting on this clinic!!!!!!! COME THRU VOCALS!!!❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

    Nanette RichardsonNanette Richardson5 саат мурун
  • 🙌🏾🙌🏾

    Ashley.Smith SmithAshley.Smith Smith5 саат мурун
  • This whole gotdam thing stinks of Angelic vocal talent inequidably distributed by god and shoved down Jasmine's golden Gotdam throat!

    Mista ShortstrokeMista Shortstroke6 саат мурун
  • Has anyone else been watching this multiple times since it came out? Such good vibes

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  • I wanna know who thumbs down this video!?! We love you jazmine we’re giving you your flowers now!!! 🌺🌸🌼🌻🌹🌷💐💐💐💐❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Michelle WillisMichelle Willis6 саат мурун
  • 😩💕

    jodie matchesjodie matches6 саат мурун
  • I been waiting on jaz and she delivered

    Shaasia GossShaasia Goss6 саат мурун
  • 883 idiots did a thumbs down

    Shaasia GossShaasia Goss6 саат мурун
  • Had to replay girl like me like five times 🙄

    raphael batesraphael bates6 саат мурун
  • This was wonderful

    FeñaMusicFeñaMusic6 саат мурун
  • Yyyyyeeeeesssss 👑💜💯

    Cordelia HallCordelia Hall6 саат мурун
  • C est une enfant d Al Jaro, c est sûr. It's true .

    Alain TailleferAlain Taillefer6 саат мурун
  • Me trying to remember every version incase she comes to SA when this virus thing leaves, gotta stay prepared

    Stacey WatsonStacey Watson6 саат мурун
  • All 898 of y’all who disliked this vid must live sad, depressing lives 👨🏾‍💻☕️🐸

    KevKev6 саат мурун
  • 4:07

    LOUDLOUD6 саат мурун
  • You deserve a pulitzer prize in economics for The Other Side. That song is amazing.

    Nicholas OFFICIALNicholas OFFICIAL6 саат мурун
  • I See You Background Vocals!!!!

    Andrew DuncanAndrew Duncan7 саат мурун
  • Ist das klasse!

    Volker KellerVolker Keller7 саат мурун
  • This child sound just like the album not a not off

    ARMY BarbeeARMY Barbee7 саат мурун
  • OKAEEEE JAZMINE SAID SHE AINT COME TO PLAY . Sis ate effortlessly and left no crumbs 😩❤️

    Yannie WarrenYannie Warren7 саат мурун
  • Keeeeeeep coming back fooooorrrrr MOREEEEE ✨✨✨✨ 🥺😩

    Female DeityFemale Deity7 саат мурун
  • This is what you call mastery of the vocal instrument.

    Kailey GreenbergKailey Greenberg7 саат мурун
  • Just ridic!!!

    Cedric Stephens The ActorCedric Stephens The Actor7 саат мурун
  • Thank you God for blessing us with this beautiful voice 😌😌🥰🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

    Channel3TVChannel3TV7 саат мурун
  • My baby

    Jay T.Jay T.8 саат мурун
  • Ms. Ma'am finds all the notes, honey, yes she does. So masterful. The confidence, the swag, the vibes; it is shameful how many times I have watched this, but oh well, it does not get old. That dance move at 11:23...it perfectly captures my mood watching this performance.

    Shine GeauxldShine Geauxld8 саат мурун
  • Goose bumps listening to this music and its on repeat

    Shirley BentShirley Bent8 саат мурун
  • A Masterclass

    NOART FILMSNOART FILMS8 саат мурун
  • I’m in LOVE!!! ❤️❤️❤️

    Roxanne CooksRoxanne Cooks8 саат мурун
  • I can already hear this being played on Insecure.

    CallieCallie8 саат мурун
  • 😭

    CallieCallie8 саат мурун
  • I love this live. NPR.

    gwendolyn Bartholomewgwendolyn Bartholomew8 саат мурун
  • Been known Jasmine was a legend from Lions, tigers and Bears days! Facts

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  • Yasssssssss🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    JP JacksonJP Jackson9 саат мурун
  • Show these chicks where SZA and Summer got they shyt from!!

    Flub TinsdaleFlub Tinsdale9 саат мурун
  • It's taking me forever to finish this video because I keep rewinding bodies..Thank you for sharing your talent, Ms. Sullivan

    RoseRose10 саат мурун
  • Wait a min....so @18:30-18:50 was I the only one who caught the Holy Ghost. OMG when Jazmine and HER VIBE 2😭😭😭😭🙌🙌🙌🙌

    Let's Talk, LoisLet's Talk, Lois10 саат мурун
  • I just keep watching this .... just awesome !!!! Thank u Jazmine Sullivan!!!

    nikeeta allen Allennikeeta allen Allen10 саат мурун
  • kneeling...bowing...praising!!!! girl!

    Toni AndersonToni Anderson10 саат мурун
  • i need a Jazmine Sullivan x H.E.R collab ASAP ‼️😩

    Keeping Up With Ce’Keeping Up With Ce’10 саат мурун
  • Preserve this forever. This is an instant classic performance.

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