Ledisi NPR Tiny Desk

Singer and songwriter Ledisi is a veteran R&B queen, which she immediately affirmed at the Tiny Desk with her powerful opening tune “Let Love Rule.” It’s the title song of her latest album and a dazzling display of vocal range and technique.

And yet, it hardly showcases the full scope of her artistic expertise. Classically trained, Ledisi is also celebrated as a jazz artist, which she clearly demonstrated when she broke out into an effortless scat outro on her second song, “I Blame You.”