Last year, Andrew Bird began a series called “Live From the Great Room,” where musicians join him in his home to perform an acoustic set. Guests included Fiona Apple, the National’s Matt Berninger, John C. Reilly, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, and more. Show More Summary
Today in Entertainment: Hugh Jackman stars in new 'Logan' trailer; live updates from Sundance Jan. 20, 2017, 8:51 a.m. Things have heated up in the entertainment world with the start of the Sundance Film Festival and much of Hollywood focused on the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Just...
The National Museum of African American History and Culture was packed with about 3,000 people. [ more › ]
If you woke up feeling sick today, there’s at least solidarity in the anger at/sickness towards the state of our country: as Rolling Stone points out on this day, Trump lost the popular vote by 2,865,075, his current approval rating is 44%, 1200 buses have applied for permits for the Women’s March while there are only 200 for Trump’s […]
The nonpartisan celebration also brought appearances from Esperanza Spalding, Alice Walker, and more.
Artists and progressives celebrated at the alternative ball, held at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
Solange and Esperanza Spalding were among the performers at the Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance event in Washington D.C. tonight. Held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the nonpartisan gala was...Show More Summary
The nonpartisan celebration will also include appearances from Esperanza Spalding, Alice Walker, and more.
Solange has joined the lineup for a January 19 inauguration ball, The Washington Post reports. The event—Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance—is presented by Busboys and Poets, and takes place at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Show More Summary
A Washington inaugural ball has (finally!) managed to book some major musical acts — Solange Knowles is joining previously announced Grammy-winning jazz singer Esperanza Spalding at the Jan. 19 Peace Ball. The catch is that the event is a sort of alternative celebration to the festivities honoring President-elect Donald Trump happening elsewhere in town. The […]
Originally published on The Climate Reality Project. Today The Climate Reality Project announced that the 24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward broadcast will include Moby, Jay Park, Esperanza Spalding, Joss Stone, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Middleditch, Danai Gurira, Troian Bellisario, James Blunt, and Tom Chaplin. Show More Summary
My hypertalented friend Lawrence Azerrad, who is designing the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition and has created packaging for Wilco, Esperanza Spalding, Silversun Pickups, and many other artists (images below), is leading a new effort to explore and cultivate the historical link between design and music. Show More Summary
On learning to love chanting, balancing creativity with practicality, and why she keeps three journals.
Esperanza Spalding with Algebra Blesset: "Black Gold"
Common has shared a new song featuring Stevie Wonder called “Black America Again,” via Complex. Produced by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper, the song features Esperanza Spalding on bass, J Rock on “scratches,” Patrick Warren on strings,...Show More Summary
Track also features Chuck D, MC Lyte, Esperanza Spalding, J Rock, and Patrick Warren.
Esperanza Spalding released her fifth studio album, Emily's D+Evolution, which made it onto our Best Albums of 2016 (So Far), earlier this year. According to Pitchfork, this fall, Spalding will be touring across North America for the album. You can find the dates below: Esperanza Spalding: 08-13 Richmond, VA - Richmond Jazz ... More »
Earlier this year, Esperanza Spalding released her great new album Emily's D+Evolution. Later fall, following two U.S. jazz festivals and a run of dates in South America, Spalding will tour theaters across North America behind that album. Show More Summary
Last year, Ray Ban's Never Hide Film series featured a film called Color Guard, which was scored by Kamasi Washington. The latest in the series is called Gaze, which stars and features new original songs from Esperanza Spalding. It's directed by Allie Avital (who has helmed music videos by Chairlift and Hundred Waters) and is produced by Yours Truly. Show More Summary
During the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in 2011, jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding was awarded Best New Artist, a trophy assumed earmarked for Justin Bieber (who else?), and the scandal that ensued changed the recording industry forever.