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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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