Suraya Mohamed

Suraya Mohamed appears in the following:

Heat Check: Going All Out

Monday, February 10, 2020

The slow asphyxiation of heartache. The deep resonance of bravado. Heat Check's playlist returns with Victoria Monét, Denzel Curry and Kayla Steen.


Jonathan Scales Fourchestra: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, February 07, 2020

Here's a first: Steelpans at the Tiny Desk. It's true. Nearly a thousand performances into the series and the instrument has never been featured, until now.


Jordan Rakei: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 13, 2020

Despite some unexpected gear problems, the soulful R&B artist and his band locked-in and played a phenomenal set behind the Tiny Desk.


Toast Of The Nation 2020: The Jazz Collective Edition

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride hosts this special, ringing in the New Year with four hours of jazz from the SFJAZZ Collective, Carlos Henriquez and more.


Leslie Odom Jr.: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Tony- and Grammy-winning singer, actor, author and Hamilton star performs three songs from Mr, his genre-bending new solo album.


How Ella Fitzgerald Turned Forgotten Lyrics Into One Of Her Best Performances Ever

Friday, September 06, 2019

Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife is master class in why Fitzgerald is such a legend. Jazz Night In America breaks down the grace under pressure and improvisational skills on display in this performance.


Tasha Cobbs Leonard: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 24, 2019

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is widely regarded as one of the best gospel singers performing today. Her set at the Tiny Desk moved many at the NPR offices to tears.


Karine Polwart Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Scottish singer, songwriter and essayist Karine Polwart seldom comes stateside, eschewing air travel to reduce her carbon footprint. But on a rare, recent visit, she stopped in D.C. for a Tiny Desk.


Nicholas Payton Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 02, 2018

After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes.


Cécile McLorin Salvant: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The jazz singer, who used to be into radical feminist punk, now composes and sings beautiful jazz ballads.


First Listen: Helen Sung, 'Sung With Words'

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The pianist merges jazz and poetry together to make a multi-movement work that explores themes of the human condition.


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.


'Keep The Evenings Long': Dermot Kennedy Shares His Go-To Playlist

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 NPR Slingshot artist Dermot Kennedy shares an intimately curated playlist he created for late nights on the tour bus.


Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

Friday, May 04, 2018

Jason Moran sat down with the NEA Jazz Masters to talk about their careers and listen to music that played important roles in their lives.


Logan Richardson: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hear a triumphant fusion of jazz, rock and blues that moves with momentum and fresh anticipation. Logan Richardson plays with a lyrical intensity that is both focused and free.


Dee Dee Bridgewater: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 02, 2018

Bridgewater connects with her roots, her birthplace and the town she's loved all her life, with a set of songs from Memphis.


Earl St. Clair Sings I 'Ain't Got It Like That,' But He Actually Does

Friday, July 28, 2017

Watch Earl St. Clair tell a personal story of redemption and fortitude with his raw and soulful style of R&B.


Rare Essence: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rare Essence has been bringing go-go to the world since 1976 — the group brought that pedigree, and the genre's massive meld of funk, rhythm and blues and soul, to this raucous hometown Tiny Desk.


Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 26, 2017

Artistic legacy, evolution and studied ease coalesced at this Tiny Desk Concert, with Coltrane offering four interpretations of his and others' works.


First Listen: Maysa, 'Love Is A Battlefield'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Incognito vocalist performs covers of her favorite songs, including Luther Vandross' "Because It's Really Love," Natalie Cole's "Inseparable" and more.