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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

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

8 Tumblr Tips For Musicians Seeking To Grow and Engage Their Followers

Guest post by Nick Susi, co-author of the Music Makers Case Studies on Portugal. The Man and Esperanza Spalding, and occasional writer on the SchiffBlog. You can find Nick online at @nicksusi or in person in NYC. Tumblr is a highly customizable platform that combines microblogging with social media. Show More Summary

Esperanza Spalding on the Enduring Legacy of Jazz

Esperanza Spalding talked with Speakeasy about how jazz is being embraced by younger generations and how the upright bass became her soul mate. An edited transcript of the interview follows.

Istanbul Celebrates International Jazz Day

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

Brittani's Video Party: Esperanza Spalding and Sarah Croce Eat the Bling Ring

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This Week in Jazz

This Week in Jazz: Esperanza Spalding, Tim Green CD release, Mark Whitfield + much more. [ more › ]

Esperanza Spalding Lawsuit: Sued by Photographer Over Album Cover

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 - Grammys 2013 Red Carpet

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 [...]

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