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July 15, 2020 For musicians who want to play together while following social distancing guidelines, the solution goes beyond a Zoom call. Pianist Dan Tepfer leads us down the technological rabbit hole.
Jacob Collier plays a Tiny Desk (Home) concert.
July 9, 2020 Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
June 3, 2020 The New York Police Department kept musicians of color from the stage for almost three decades by revoking their cabaret cards, a license required to perform for pay in nightclubs.
Becca Stevens and Nathan Schram perform at home.
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May 29, 2020 With time together on their side, singer and composer Becca Stevens teams up with her husband and Attacca Quartet violist, Nathan Schram, to perform a brooding version of "I Will Avenge You."
Mecca Notes and members of the Brass-a-Holics perform "I'll Fly Away" in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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April 28, 2020 Members of Brass-a-Holics and Mecca Notes pay tribute to lives lost to COVID-19 with a performance of "I'll Fly Away."
Snarky Puppy performs during a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 12, 2019.
November 20, 2019 The jazz, funk and gospel improv group brought jams and joy to the Tiny Desk.
Dan Tepfer plays a Tiny Desk concert on July 30, 2019 (Olivia Falcigno/NPR).
August 29, 2019 The pianist and programmer has transformed the acoustic piano into his duet partner.
David Crosby and The Lighthouse Band performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 29, 2018 (Cameron Pollack/NPR).
August 7, 2019 David Crosby, Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael League are The Lighthouse Band, and together they harmonized the heck out of the Tiny Desk.
Jacob Collier plays a Tiny Desk Concert on May 16, 2019.
July 22, 2019 As the NPR staff gathered to watch his performance, Jacob Collier sprinted full bore down the hallway for his set, hardly able to contain his creative energy or enthusiasm.
Nate Wood "fOUR" performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 12, 2018.
January 16, 2019 The multi-instrumentalist says he only wishes he had more limbs; but Wood still manages to simultaneously play a bass guitar, keys and drums, all while singing into a wearable microphone.
Mark de Clive-Lowe at Blue Whale in Los Angeles.
October 10, 2018 Pianist and electronic DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe turns his mistakes into art by sampling his bandmates live in the moment.
GoGo Penguin performs a Tiny Desk Concert on August 7, 2018 (Samantha Clark/NPR).
September 14, 2018 This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.