Musical director Adam Blackstone led an historic night of music with featured performances by Sheila E., Travis Barker, Robert Glasper and D-Nice. This year’s show featured an all-star band and orchestra conducted by Derrick Hodge and Dontae Winslow. Check out the touching “In Memoriam” segment which includes performances by Jason White and The Samples.
Decked in a hoodie, cargo pants and coveted sneakers, a slimmed-down and clean-shaven Ed Sheeran stands surrounded by bookshelves and a host of world-class musicians. He’s flanked by music director to the stars, Adam Blackstone, who assembled the band and handled bass guitar duties. After opening this Tiny Desk (home) concert with his latest single, “Shivers,” Sheeran introduces himself and proceeds with more hits, new tunes, and a surprise throwback.