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Saint Coltrane: The Church Built On 'A Love Supreme'

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Jazz Night visits the St. John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church, an evolving house of worship that has incorporated John Coltrane's A Love Supreme album as their chief liturgical text.


GroundUP Family Dinner: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Gregory Porter, Brad Mehldau and Chris Potter all appear in this 18-musician Tiny Desk quarantine concert, organized by Snarky Puppy's Michael League.


Anat Cohen And Marcello Gonçalves: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The Israeli clarinetist and Brazilian guitarist recorded this Tiny Desk quarantine performance in Rio de Janeiro.


Playing Music Together Online Is Not As Simple As It Seems

Wednesday, 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: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Watch four different Jacob Colliers perform simultaneously in the same studio in this unprecedented Tiny Desk quarantine concert.


The Law Police Used To Discriminate Against Musicians Of Color

Wednesday, June 03, 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: Alone Together Duets

Friday, 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."


Watch New Orleans Musicians Perform A Socially Distanced Funeral Song

Tuesday, 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: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The jazz, funk and gospel improv group brought jams and joy to the Tiny Desk.


Dan Tepfer: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The pianist and programmer has transformed the acoustic piano into his duet partner.


David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, August 07, 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: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, 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.


Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard reveals the creative process that led to BlacKkKlansman's "Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)."


Nate Wood - fOUR: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, 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 Takes Risks To Unlock His Creativity

Wednesday, 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: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, 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.


More Than Keeping Time: A Melodic Drumming Demo

Friday, August 17, 2018

Drummers usually make sure beats don't speed up or slow down. But drummer Allison Miller does more than keep time. Watch a demonstration of her unique style of playing called melodic drumming.