WATCH: Tiny Desk Contest Winner Naia Izumi Shows Off

By Sameer Rao May 14, 2018

Los Angeles-based singer and guitar player Naia Izumi popped up on our radar last month, when he won NPR’s fourth-annual Tiny Desk Contest. In his debut Tiny Desk Concert performance—which NPR Music published online today (May 14)—Izumi shows off the soulful voice and guitar technique that captured the judges’ attention. Need to hear more? He’ll be on a 10-city tour with contest finalists this summer.