Esperanza Spalding Conjures Abbey Lincoln’s Insurgent Moans by Tanisha C. Ford | @SoulistaPhD | NewBlackMan (in Exile) When three multiple Grammy award-winning jazz vocalists unite on one stage for a concert conceived and directed by a genius black woman drummer/composer to pay homage to one of the best to ever do it, magic will be made. Show More Summary
Andrew's tour also includes dates with Belle & Sebastian and The Lumineers, and he has a new "Live from the Great Room" video out with artist Theaster Gates. Continue reading…
This year's free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows in Prospect Park also include Youssou N'Dour, Polica, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Weyes Blood, Moses Sumney, Esperanza Spalding, Lisa Loeb, The Soul Rebels with Talib Kweli, and more. Continue reading…
The 44-year-old tenor, famous for his skill at high-flying, difficult Rossini roles, has been named Artistic Advisor. "One of his first projects is to help develop a new opera with jazz musicians Esperanza Spalding and Wayne Shorter that's expected to premiere in 2019. One of his big goals is to show young people in Philadelphia […]
Stevens has backed the likes of Esperanza Spalding and Christian Scott. Now he heads out in innovative directions of his own.
She Shreds is a print magazine dedicated to women guitarists and bassists that's been around since 2011. Past covers include Laura Jane Grace, Corin Tucker, Marnie Stern, Esperanza Spalding, and more. She Shreds always books a rad unofficial SXSW day show, featuring bands fronted by women and gender nonconforming artists, and this year was no…
The collaboration combines the Canadian musician’s undeniable virtuosity with the N.Y.C. jazz singer’s signature vocal stylings.
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