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Happy Birthday, Esperanza Spalding!

Grammy-winning jazz artist Esperanza Spalding celebrates her 31st birthday today (Oct. 18). Continue reading…

No classical musicians at Obama’s ‘celebration of American music’

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The White House concert was hosted by Carol Burnett and featured performances by Guy, Usher, James Taylor, Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson, Esperanza Spalding, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Trombone Shorty, Keb’ Mo’ and Brian Stokes Mitchell. ‘An eclectic bunch,’ the president called them. Just not eclectic enough. Worse, the event marked the 50th anniversary of the National […]

Atlanta Concerts: Esperanza Spalding, Mint Condition

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI FRIDAY Esperanza Spalding The unconventional Spalding, a Grammy winner in 2011 known for her jazz bass playing, has unveiled a new project that she calls Emily’s D+Evolution (Emily is her middle name). Of the new...

How Esperanza Spalding uses fashion to turn up the volume on her music

The Grammy-winning bassist Esperanza Spalding has been called an “It Girl” by Vogue magazine. She has been featured in Teen Vogue and has shopped for vintage clothing while being trailed by a reporter. A style blog chronicles her socially-conscious fashion choices. She has walked red carpets, played at the White House and performed at the request […]

Esperanza Spalding and Taylor Mac in Lineup for Celebrate Brooklyn

The Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park announced its lineup, including Taylor Mac and Chaka Khan.


10 months agoMusic / Jazz : Jazz Underneath

The jazz hype machine (such as it is) went into overdrive earlier this year over Esperanza Spalding, the infuriatingly young and highly skilled bassist/vocalist/composer. She had features in Down Beat and Bass Player magazines, a nice piece on NPR, guest shots on David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live etc. Show More Summary

Matthew Stevens Group - Big Feeling

Sounds like: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Esperanza Spalding, Otis Brown III Song: Matthew Stevens Group - Big Feeling What's so good? Jazz guitar is underrated. Just ask DJ Premier. The plucked string instrument can carry melody and articulate complex ideas in a nuanced way that breathes with intimacy. Show More Summary

Esperanza Spalding and Herbie Hancock perform ‘Fragile’ at Kennedy Center Honors 2014 (VIDEO)

Esperanza Spalding and Herbie Hancock performed 'Fragile' at Kennedy Center Honors 2014 honoring Sting. Watch the video here: The post Esperanza Spalding and Herbie Hancock perform ‘Fragile’ at Kennedy Center Honors 2014 (VIDEO) appeared first on Rickey - Entertainment News, Videos, Recaps, Results.

AUDIO: Otis Brown III featuring BIlal’s “The Thought Of You Pt. 1?

If you follow your album credits, you may know who Otis Brown III, as he has played with Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano, and Oliver Lake. He is now taking control of his own music in his own hands with his own album on Revive/Blue Note called The Thought Of You, to be released […]

Esperanza Spalding performs Gitmo protest song at Lincoln Theatre

Celeb: Esperanza Spalding, the genre-defying vocalist and bass player, who performed at the White House in 2009 and won a Grammy for “Best New Artist” in 2011. Cause:  On Wednesday Spalding joined with top brass from the Center for Constitutional Rights, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the ACLU to host a free concert that […]

This Week in Jazz

This Week in Jazz: The Spring Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, Tootie Heath, Christie Dashiell, plus much more. [ more › ]

“My America Don’t Stand For This”: Esperanza Spalding’s New Song, Video, Takes on Gitmo

Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., encouraged by her band members, and supported by various human rights organizations Spalding captured her feelings not only through a song but a fact-laced video that spells out what's going on, why...Show More Summary

Constructive Feedback University - Black Media Analysis Project: "NPR Tell Me More", Esperanza Spalding, Janelle Monae

For The Record: I have nothing but positive sentiments for Esperanza Spalding's music and creative talents I know nothing about her political views, these are only inferences I used her as a positive reference a few years ago to my daughter...Show More Summary

Dispatches: The Fight to Close Guantanamo, One Note at a Time

Two years ago, jazz bassist, composer and singer Spalding Esperanza shocked the music world by besting pop sensation Justin Beiber in the battle for top new artist at the Grammy awards. Today, she is taking on a different kind of battle,...Show More Summary

Esperanza Spalding, Stevie Wonder Push For Closing Guantanamo in ‘We Are America’

Esperanza Spalding weighs in on the Guantanamo Bay detention center in the new song "We Are America," and an accompanying video featuring Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte and Janelle Monae.

WATCH: Esperanza Spalding Protests Guantánamo Injustice in New Music Video

Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist, composer, and singer Esperanza Spalding today released We Are America, a new music video highlighting the injustice of prolonged indefinite detention at the prison at Guantánamo Bay. She discusses her...Show More Summary

Why Did Esperanza Spalding Record a Song About Guantanamo?

We have to see past all of the stereotypes, all the negativity, the stigma, the culture of resistance and fear, and go straight to the basic intrinsic rights of all people and fight for that.

ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding at Mesa Arts Center

2 years agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

ACS: Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ October 22, 2013 The performance by ACS, the trio of pianist m: Geri Allen, drummer m: Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist m: Esperanza Spalding, was a bold collaboration that showcas...

DCist Preview: Allen, Carrington & Spalding @ Kennedy Center

DCist previews tomorrow night's concert by three of the most influential women in jazz: pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding. [ more › ]

African American Luminaries Among Guests at Carnegie Hall Gala Fundraiser

Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lynne Carrington and Valerie Simpson Gala benefit raised nearly $3.4 million to support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and education programming NEW YORK, NY – On October 2, 2013, Carnegie Hall launched its 2013–2014...Show More Summary

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