Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at NPR Music headquarters.

Tiny DeskTiny Desk

Intimate concerts, recorded live at NPR Music headquarters

Zayrha Rodriguez hide caption

toggle caption Zayrha Rodriguez

Chaka Khan

The “Queen of Funk” graces the Tiny Desk with a set list to groove to.

Photo: Alanté Serene/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Photo: Alanté Serene/NPR

Tierra Whack

The Philly rapper gave playful, grade school shenanigans in her Tiny Desk featuring a surprise guest.

Photo: Grace Raver hide caption

toggle caption Photo: Grace Raver

Lakecia Benjamin

The alto saxophonist burst into her Tiny Desk Concert like a meteor breaching the atmosphere.

Estefania Mitre/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Estefania Mitre/NPR

Tems

The Nigerian singer-songwriter performs standout songs from her forthcoming album, Born in the Wild.

NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Sean Paul

The Jamaican superstar Sean Paul’s Tiny Desk set is all gas and no breaks.

2024 Tiny Desk Contest winner The Philharmonik performs a Tiny Desk concert Monday, May 21, 2024, at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Michael Zamora hide caption

toggle caption Michael Zamora

The Philharmonik

The 2024 Tiny Desk Contest winner — the multi-genre artist The Philharmonik — performs a celebratory set.

Nelly Furtado performs a Tiny Desk concert March 22, 2024, at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Michael Zamora/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Michael Zamora/NPR

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado's Tiny Desk performance felt like a victory lap — a greatest-hits reel and a homecoming all at once.

Bob James performs a Tiny Desk concert. Elizabeth Gillis/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Elizabeth Gillis/NPR

Bob James

The jazz pianist performs a decades-spanning set, including a new, improvised version of "Nautilus" with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Talib Kweli.

The Staves perform a Tiny Desk concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

The Staves

The Tiny Desk setting perfectly illuminates the power of The Staves' sisterly harmonies.

Ana Tijoux performs a Tiny Desk concert. Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR

Tiny Desk Premiere: Ana Tijoux

At the Tiny Desk, the French-born Chilean rapper features tracks from across her catalog rich with cultural commentary and political critique.

Gary Bartz performs a Tiny Desk concert. Estefania Mitre/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Estefania Mitre/NPR

Gary Bartz

The 83-year-old NEA Jazz Master turns the Tiny Desk into a place of musical worship.

Luciana Souza performs a Tiny Desk concert at NPR Music in Washington, D.C. Sofia Seidel/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Sofia Seidel/NPR

Luciana Souza

The Brazilian jazz singer and Trio Corrente perform selections from their Grammy-nominated album Cometa.

Yasser Tejeda performs a Tiny Desk concert. Michael Zamora/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Michael Zamora/NPR

Yasser Tejeda

The gifted guitarist combines traditional Dominican music with jazz and rock in his performance.

Kiefer performs a Tiny Desk concert at NPR Music in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth Gillis/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Elizabeth Gillis/NPR

Kiefer

With decades clocked behind the piano and a strong catalog, Kiefer Shackelford is primed for this moment.

Otoboke Beaver performs a Tiny Desk concert March 25, 2024, at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. Michael Zamora/NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Michael Zamora/NPR/NPR

Otoboke Beaver

The outrageously fun Japanese punk band speeds and screams through its catalog.

WILLOW performs a Tiny Desk concert. Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR

WILLOW

The artist plays new songs from her forthcoming album, empathogen, as well as throwback hits at the Tiny Desk.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives perform a Tiny Desk concert at NPR Music in Washington, D.C. Photo: Estefania Mitre/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Photo: Estefania Mitre/NPR

Tiny Desk Premiere: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

The country and bluegrass music legend performs an excellent set with a finale fit for church.

Ne-Yo performs a Tiny Desk concert. Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR

Ne-Yo

Forever the showman, the R&B star and songwriter brings some of his biggest hits to the Tiny Desk.

Hot Chip perform a Tiny Desk concert. Elizabeth Gillis/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Elizabeth Gillis/NPR

Hot Chip

The electro-pop group performs some of its enduring classics at the Tiny Desk.

Lise Davidsen performs a Tiny Desk concert at NPR Music in Washington, D.C. Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR

Lise Davidsen

The Norwegian soprano, with plenty of horsepower, unleashes a high C, and much subtle singing, in a thrilling set.

Hauschka performs a Tiny Desk concert. Michael Zamora/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Michael Zamora/NPR

Hauschka

It's hard to spot everything Hauschka deployed for this mostly improvised set, from pink putty to strings stuffed with tin foil.

Sleater-Kinney perform a Tiny Desk concert. Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Zayrha Rodriguez/NPR

Sleater-Kinney

At the Desk, Sleater-Kinney was all business — as wiry and vital as ever.

Fuji Kaze performs a Tiny Desk concert JAPAN. Yosuke KAMIYAMA/Courtesy of Tiny Desk JAPAN hide caption

toggle caption Yosuke KAMIYAMA/Courtesy of Tiny Desk JAPAN

Fujii Kaze

NPR unveils the very first performance for Tiny Desk Concerts JAPAN, featuring talented Japanese singer and pianist Fujii Kaze.