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Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine perform a Tiny Desk concert. Bob Boilen/Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine

The two Tiny Desk veterans bring a spirit of serious fun to each other's songs.

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SFJAZZ Collective (Home) Concert

The talented cohort of jazz artists perform a selection of songs that reflect on isolation, social upheaval and hope.

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DOMi & JD BECK

The jazz duo known for dazzling, brilliant live performances delivered at the Tiny Desk, with a set of songs from its debut album.

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Regina Spektor

Spektor performs songs filled with truth and whimsy from her astonishing new record, plus some old favorites.

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Madison Cunningham

The singer-songwriter performs a selection of tracks from her forthcoming album, Revealer, that are alive with new sensations.

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Pigeon Pit

The folk-punk unit performs hopeful, shout-alongable songs about seeking freedom in the face of tyranny, exhaustion and everyday nonsense.

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A rock climber takes the Tiny Desk Contest to new heights

Entries to the Tiny Desk Contest tend to be incredibly creative and fun — maybe none more so this year than an entry from the singer-songwriter Lillian Frances.

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Big Thief (Home) Concert

The band plays a comfortable, playful set — including an unreleased song — from a house in Connecticut.

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Mivos Quartet

The Mivos Quartet offers a new, colorful piece by Henry Threadgill and music by Robert Honstein inspired by the shimmering light at the Arctic Circle.

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Ludovico Einaudi

The Italian pianist and composer brings his emotional and reflective music to the Tiny Desk.