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
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 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.
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 […]
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: The Spring Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, Tootie Heath, Christie Dashiell, plus much more. [ more › ]
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
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
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 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.
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
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 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 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 › ]
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
Esperanza Spalding -- Jazz Ain't Nothin But Soul, on Austin City Limits, 2009.
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 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.
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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