Jazmine Sullivan: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Jan 8, 2021
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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
  • YAAAASSSS!!!! Tiny Desk, THIS is how you bring in the new year! OH YES!

    msmagalie12msmagalie129 days ago
    • Agreed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

      Norm DobbzNorm Dobbz10 hours ago
    • Dope and deep, what a moment ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

      Bubble YouBubble YouDay ago
    • Yesssssss ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Netta BabyNetta Baby4 days ago
    • Yesss ikrr!

      Angel of ScorpioAngel of Scorpio4 days ago
    • @Stephani Clark yes that coat is everything!

      Terri Hargrave-BradleyTerri Hargrave-Bradley5 days ago
  • I'll take Jazmine, H.E.R., and Yebba for a thousand, Alex? They can sing the alphabet for all I care...

    kgoldmonkgoldmonMinute ago
  • Letโ€™s get this to 2 millions views!!

    DW20unoDW20uno29 minutes ago
  • Dope!!!!!

    Hennaball2000Hennaball200043 minutes ago
  • This entire album was a masterpiece she didn't miss a single beat i listen to it every single day

    Basquiat BoogBasquiat Boog45 minutes ago
  • Jazmine didn't even let us get settled!! She flexin the vocals in the intro ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    RoseRose59 minutes ago
  • Been back 4 times at least.

    Lester LesterLester LesterHour ago
  • ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! Her vocals are just out of this world!! Such an insanely beautiful tone!!

    GD 17GD 17Hour ago
  • dang these background singers are soo good as well!!

    EG GloriaEG GloriaHour ago
  • Joe Budden mentioned tiny desk concert. Wow!!! This was beautiful! Thank you!!!

    Renee DavisRenee DavisHour ago
  • Jazmine is a QUEEN! My favorite song is "The Other Side". It is like the sequel to "Mascara" (another favorite of mine).

    LuKasAV6LuKasAV6Hour ago
  • She is telling *stories*

    Randy JamesRandy JamesHour ago
  • I hate โœจevery โœจad ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    Michaela SyMichaela SyHour ago
  • Someone need to make a phyllis Hyman move and Jasmine need to play her.. she gives her all day

    Nataya PraterNataya Prater2 hours ago
  • You better SCATT to these people jasmine!! โฃ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’œ

    Taylor WardTaylor Ward2 hours ago
  • Such a warm voice!!! Aaahmazin

    Words MoveWords Move2 hours ago
  • been putting off watching this for a couple days and glad I saved it til now. BEAUTIFUL anyone else think Jazmineโ€™s vocal has been flexed?! V annoying if so: wish it was raw Anyway, amazing job guys putting this together along with the collab!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Akara Etteh The MusicAkara Etteh The Music2 hours ago
  • Can the background singers get a raise?SANGIN!!!!

    FOOD IS BAEFOOD IS BAE3 hours ago
  • Yess Iโ€™m so here for this album ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ//Her voice is sooo amazing.She bad๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

    Latonya ElliottLatonya Elliott3 hours ago
  • No she didnโ€™t make the word โ€œeditionโ€ a run ๐Ÿ˜ฉ just SICKENING

    MoniMoni3 hours ago
  • The way she says โ€œCupโ€ i love it ! ๐Ÿ˜

    LoueyLouTVLoueyLouTV3 hours ago
  • Lost ones get me all the time โค๏ธ

    HEYTHATSJDHEYTHATSJD3 hours ago
  • Her voice is G-dโ€™s voice! He speaks through her. He just has to!!!

    Niki BastianNiki Bastian3 hours ago
  • Jazmiiiiiiiiiiine !!!! Girl you betta saaaaaaang

    Melanin UnicornMelanin Unicorn3 hours ago
  • A Queen honestly

    Chirp TurtleChirp Turtle4 hours ago
  • H.E.R. has appeared on Tiny Desk three times... A legend!

    aireka11aireka114 hours ago
  • I can't stop watching lol Every other day I'm back smh

    SandZ AcademySandZ Academy4 hours ago
  • i needed on it with ari lennox !!

    alysha ralysha r4 hours ago
  • she sounding vibes like Sza, twists and turns..sounding good...

    Detroit48202Detroit482024 hours ago
  • these untimely ads are the worstttt

    Danaรฉ ReidDanaรฉ Reid4 hours ago
  • I truly believe Jazmine Sullivan and Tyler The Creator would make a bomb collaboration! Great artists!

    aireka11aireka114 hours ago
  • This was EVERYTHING!!

    kharlie22kharlie225 hours ago
  • so fireeee

    Kevin IglesiasKevin Iglesias5 hours ago
  • JAZMINE YOU ARE FIRE ๐Ÿ™Œ

    Jes LoriJes Lori6 hours ago
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Shay BreezyShay Breezy6 hours ago
  • everything on FLEEK!!

    EG GloriaEG Gloria6 hours ago
  • Call me greedy but I need a whole Jazmine Sullivan concert!!!! This 19mins wasnโ€™t enough sis!!!!

    Jorrie ReedJorrie Reed6 hours ago
  • Jasmineโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

    Chantal BenicourtChantal Benicourt6 hours ago
  • Its the confidence for me๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    musiqman87musiqman876 hours ago
  • I so love this woman โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ that voice

    Clint ThomasClint Thomas7 hours ago
  • I honestly cannot find the right emoji to express the joy your music brings. The last song just makes it even more amazing. NEEDED THIS ๐Ÿ’œ

    Channa WilliamsChanna Williams7 hours ago
  • Pfffff ๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿฅต๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ

    Sherefa YorksSherefa Yorks7 hours ago
  • Your voice is heaven sent ! Thank you, thank you, thank you for continuing to show the world your beautiful gift! โค๏ธ

    Derrick GivensDerrick Givens7 hours ago
  • 928 people need to pick up their feelings.

    Prophets Of Rock TVProphets Of Rock TV8 hours ago
  • the ARRANGEMENTS of it all!!!

    David LevitzDavid Levitz8 hours ago
  • Jazmine and H.E.R why y'all do this to me!? Amazing!

    Trishanna GraysTrishanna Grays8 hours ago
  • Ears so blessed ๐Ÿฅฒ

    Mariana SlieooMariana Slieoo8 hours ago
  • The Other Side is a masterpiece!

    Ezra SkeeteEzra Skeete9 hours ago
  • At this point God just has favourites๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฉ

    Renรฉe IdowuRenรฉe Idowu9 hours ago
  • This is what we were waiting onnnn

    Krovoy WhymnsKrovoy Whymns9 hours ago
  • She has such a beautiful a voice and she needs to win all of the awards!! All of them, billboard, Grammys, oscars, emmys, teen choice, people choice, vmaโ€™s all of the awards ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

    O IhO Ih10 hours ago
  • I love this so much ๐Ÿ–ค

    Nick CarrickNick Carrick10 hours ago
  • Could she be any more a queen! Iโ€™m transfixed.

    Monisola ElliottMonisola Elliott10 hours ago
  • ONE OF THE GREATS!!! Tiny desk, yโ€™all did that!! Jazmine, THANK YOU!!

    Aspen AlexandryaAspen Alexandrya10 hours ago
  • The collab with HER was the icing on the freakingggg caaaakkeee!!! This is just what I needed for the new year ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

    Jolie's WorldJolie's World10 hours ago
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Meghan JacksonMeghan Jackson10 hours ago
  • Her voice is a gift! Love you, Jazmine๐Ÿ’•

    QiAna McKnightQiAna McKnight10 hours ago
  • Why is that the people who dislike the videos never comment their opinion on why they donโ€™t like the video I wanna know why this beautiful goddess got 922 dislikes for showing the world her true self and why she is singing..this is who she is and I love her thank you for blessing me with your presence peridot! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿพ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿพ

    Demetrius RitchensDemetrius Ritchens11 hours ago
  • I'm out of words... just wow Tiny Desk you always make my day way better

    MM11 hours ago
  • How can I get this live version to purchase ?!!! Iโ€™ve been a huge fan since jasmine 1st album .. she always is Amazing!!

    Kamilah_BlossomsKamilah_Blossoms11 hours ago
  • Why so many adds

    Markial GardnerMarkial Gardner12 hours ago
  • I dont deserve this!!! 2021 thank you!

    Camillia BelleCamillia Belle12 hours ago
  • Holy shxt!! Jazmine & H.E.R is a collab I never knew I needed!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    Kayla GriffinKayla Griffin12 hours ago
  • Sheโ€™s a whole vibe and even more of a blessing. Who could possibly thumbs down anything she blesses us with ๐Ÿ’•

    Lauren PhillipsLauren Phillips13 hours ago
  • Who else liked the video before even watching it? ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Samaria BSamaria B13 hours ago
  • SHE BROUGHT BACK LET IT BURN!!!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Tanja ReneeTanja Renee13 hours ago
  • It took me about an hour to watch this because I kept rewinding all the parts I like.. which was everything ๐Ÿฅฒ Especially the lil moment they get in to starting at 18:45 ๐Ÿ’–

    Katie HouseKatie House14 hours ago
  • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผAlways they best!

    lakeisha hortonlakeisha horton14 hours ago
  • the 900 people who disliked this video seriously have bagels for ears

    Gzi Fears-NealGzi Fears-Neal14 hours ago
  • the best vocalist living right now

    Gzi Fears-NealGzi Fears-Neal14 hours ago
  • amazing

    Hannah BananaHannah Banana14 hours ago
  • If Brandy is the vocal bible then Jazmine is the vocal grail!

    Lena the BenaLena the Bena16 hours ago
  • youtube ads are DISRESPECTUFUL, interrupting this divine performance

    anaiisanaiis16 hours ago
  • Just wanted to say, Iโ€™ve lost count of how many times Iโ€™ve watched this, this EP is Life... I love you Jaz!!

    Allison JohnsonAllison Johnson17 hours ago
  • MUY BIEN RECOMENDADO

    adela fernandezadela fernandez17 hours ago
  • Im so tired of people calling Brandy the vocal bible when we have Jazmine Sullivan right here . STOP!

    real onereal one18 hours ago
    • Both are great in their own right. Lalah Hathaway is the vocal universe...then Brandy, next generation, then Jasmine, next generation, and so on...

      Copper KingCopper King4 hours ago
  • Dammmmmmm๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅnot one but TWO, TWO CHOCOLATE QUEENS๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ!!!!! Their voices are national treasures๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘‘

    klg642002klg64200218 hours ago
  • Oh my goodness I swear before the last song I was just thinking how much I would love to hear Jazmine and H.E.R. together on a track!!!!!!! and it was everything I thought it would be! My face hurts from smiling so hard through their performance! This is one of my favorite Tiny Desk concerts yet!!!

    SXYBrown SugaSXYBrown Suga18 hours ago
  • And the funny thing about it . Amazing as this is .. Jazmine isnโ€™t even going full out she is actually Playing around a lot on these songs ...... jaz is Incredible .

    Aaron Smallwood Jr.Aaron Smallwood Jr.19 hours ago
  • Stunning vocalist! Jazmine Sullivan is a staple

    Julius GreenJulius Green19 hours ago
  • Absolute work of art...Her Voice, her gift is pure beauty

    Le'sha673Le'sha67319 hours ago
  • That song With HER brought tears to my eyes ITS SO MF REAL thatโ€™s what he gets a $@ outta me

    Jessica BlanksJessica Blanks20 hours ago
  • Happy New Year 2021 yo year baby girl glad you back miss u

    Jessica BlanksJessica Blanks20 hours ago
  • Just through the whole phone down.... she did not come to play! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿš€โœ…

    Mrs. PetersMrs. Peters20 hours ago
  • Wow just wow

    demond kennedydemond kennedy21 hour ago
  • Awesome! ๐Ÿค— Love Jazmine's deep melodious voice ๐Ÿ’— ...Alright NPR ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

    BRWNSKNBRWNSKN21 hour ago
  • Thank you Jazz for helping me endure this Pandemic โค. Tiny Desk, You ARE on my Bucket List, Performance, Audience, or Staff. Whatever! The Vibe is Everything! Jazz, thank you Queen.

    Cheron HollandCheron Holland21 hour ago
  • ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

    Nancy MillsNancy Mills22 hours ago
  • I want to say Jazmine is the most underrated woman in the business but I truly believe her peers know what it is!!! Her voice has always just blown me away!!!!โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿฅ

    Dwayne StewartDwayne Stewart22 hours ago
  • Someone put this woman in a movie as a sexy lounge singer please. Thank u.๐Ÿ˜Š

    PLANE JAINPLANE JAIN22 hours ago
  • This is the music I live for.

    Bonnie ChicBonnie Chic22 hours ago
  • Jazmine in the middle of singing amazing Arbys commercial: WHERE WE HAVE THE MEATS

    Nariah ParksNariah Parks23 hours ago
  • Lost One โ˜๐Ÿพ took. me. out๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ

    DAIMURA BADRUDDINDAIMURA BADRUDDIN23 hours ago
  • one word all caps : BEAST

    Tyejha McelweeTyejha Mcelwee23 hours ago
  • This who I've always thought should play Aretha Franklin in a bio. NO ONE ELSE! She's the only one who comes remotely close, hands down!

    Ms. DavisMs. Davis23 hours ago
  • Jazmine can make any song sound beautiful, I just dont like the writing, so depraved. Come up for air..

    Andrea CooksAndrea CooksDay ago
  • Omg! I love her so much always have! Vocalist forreal man, people do yโ€™all see now? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    Tia OwensTia OwensDay ago
  • Her voice is AHHHH-mazing!!! Such an abundance of talent, her voice is unmatched.

    Jameelah El-AminJameelah El-AminDay ago
  • ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

    Brandi JeffersonBrandi JeffersonDay ago
  • I have never slept on her. I knew she was gonna be great. Check her out at 11 years old on The Apollo......look it up on here. U won't be disappointed.

    Wen LeeWen LeeDay ago
    • Yep!

      Ms. DavisMs. Davis23 hours ago
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