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
Sofia Coppola's new film, Sarah Croce's new web series, gay video alert, and a funny viral video about how animals eat their food.
This Week in Jazz: Esperanza Spalding, Tim Green CD release, Mark Whitfield + much more. [ more › ]
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 »