Jessie Ware & Jesse Boykins III Perform NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ Concert


We all love spontaneity in live performances, and that’s exactly what happened when buzzing songstress Jessie Ware visited the NPR offices to perform for their ‘Tiny Desk’ concert series.

The English singer-songwriter is hot on the heels of her acclaimed sophomore album, Tough Love, and currently touring in the States. To let NPR’s Bob Boilen tell it…

Young, soulful English singer Jessie Ware has a powerful voice, but it’s used with grace. Her singing brings warmth to electronic music and swoon to her own pop, so it’s no surprise that her visit to the Tiny Desk was filled with casual poise and spontaneity.

Ware’s dramatic nightclub shows are fleshed out with a full band, but here she’s able to convey all that emotion with just a guitarist (Joe Newman) and that voice. To add to the casual flair of the day, Jesse Boykins III — the opening act on her tour, came to watch the Tiny Desk, and Ware asked him to sing with her, unrehearsed. That confident ambition seeps right through the screen in this performance.

Watch the stunning set below:

Set List:
“Say You Love Me” 0:52
“Wildest Moments” 5:32
“Champagne Kisses” 9:43

[via NPR Music]

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