As the sun set over the Bosporus, three generations of American jazz greats ranging from Wayne Shorter to Branford Marsalis to Esperanza Spalding came together at the home of U.S. Consul General Scott Kilner for a prelude celebration of UNESCO International Jazz Day. Show More Summary
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Amazon Esperanza Spalding is being sued over the cover art for her 2012 album Radio Music Society, reports the New York Post. The cover finds Spalding sitting on what appears to be a classic 80s-style boombox radio. Except it's not a radio. Show More Summary
Esperanza Spalding is stunning on the red carpet at the 2013 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earlier in the day, the 28-year-old singer won two Grammys during the pre-telecast for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her album Radio Music Society and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist for [...]
Bieber didn’t earn any nominations this year despite the release of Believe, the sixth best-selling album of 2012, but Spalding has already taken home two Grammys: one for Best Jazz Vocal Album (Radio Music Society) and another for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (“City of Roses”). Show More Summary
Esperanza Spalding Winner of Best Jazz Vocal Album - Radio Music Society Congratulations to Esperanza Spalding the winner of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 for Best Jazz Vocal Album – Radio Music Society. Bookmark ChocolateCity.cc...Show More Summary
As readers know, I'm a massive fan of the new jazz style emerging that incorporates '70s soul, electronica and hip-hop. Exponents of this movement include pianist Robert Glasper, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Add to the list...
Bruno Mars teams up with singer Esperanza Spalding (or, That Random Person Who Beat Justin Bieber For 2011?s Best New Artist Grammy) on his Unorthodox Jukebox Target bonus track “Old & Crazy.” It’s a playful jaunt that finds Mars really going retro — as in, saloon piano and jazz-era horns. In the vein of Lianne La Havas‘ “Age,” the... More »
Though it helps to be arguably the sexiest person to ever pick up a bass, Esperanda Spalding is far, far more than simply eye candy. She’s an accomplished and deservedly lauded artist blazing a unique musical path while bringing a entirely...Show More Summary
Mavis Staples + Dayna Kurtz 44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona Sala Apolo 4 de noviembre de 2012 Hay miradas elocuentes, y la de Dayna Kurtz ademA s sana como lo harA-a un bisturA- elA(C)ctrico, que cauteriza a la vez que corta. Show More Summary
I love jazz. I love jazz vocalists, especially female jazz vocalists — Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Ella. And I love beautiful, tall, willowy female jazz vocalists because, well, to borrow from Louie Armstrong, if you have to ask, you’ll never know. I love the bass guitar, especially the stand-up bass. Show More Summary
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Grammy-winning bassist and bandleader Esperanza Spalding can add TV host to her resume with the announcement that she will be hosting a new weekly music show on Magic Johnson's new Aspire network.
Sandrine Lee Esperanza Spalding is one of the best bass players in the world. She sings and plays and unfolds into the songs with absolute and subconscious mastery. She’s a Grammy winning sovereign of the jazz world. At the age of twenty, she became one of the youngest instructor Berklee College of Music has ever hired. Show More Summary
Tickets for the Grace Jones show at Roseland Ballroom are now on presale (password: "HURRICANE") and go on sale to the general public Tuesday (9/11) at noon. Tickets for the Bob Dylan show at Barclays Center just went on...
Going into Wednesday night's show at the Hollywood Bowl with Anita Baker and Esperanza Spalding, it was hard not to wonder if a more interesting (and surely bolder) bill could have developed if only the headliner and opener were reversed.
Esperanza Spalding & Anita Baker Hollywood Bowl August 22, 2012 I came into last night's show expecting more from Esperanza Spalding and less from Anita Baker. The audience was clearly prepared...
The jazz musician, a Grammy best new artist winner, discusses the difficulties of taking jazz to a wider audience in an image-drive culture. Jazz bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding made a news splash when she beat out pop phenom Justin Bieber for the new artist trophy at the 53rd Grammy Awards last year. Show More Summary
For their 64th release, LOL Boys called in some favors from todays Jazz elite, as Yo-Yo Ma, Esperanza Spalding and Ski Johnson all had a role in the making of Changes (via Friends of Friends). With added support from the … Continue reading ?