Artist Details

Esperanza Spalding

Biography

From the beginning of her life to her current success as a creative musician, Esperanza Spalding has charted her own course. The young bassist/vocalist/composer was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011—not just in jazz, but in all genres o... more

press

"Whether exploding into vocalese or making her bass solo sound like a horn, she's a spark plug who dances as she grooves through a funked-up and rocked-out repertoire." — Billboard "Faces to Watch"

"I love listening to Esperanza, she is wonderful." — Barack Obama

"Esperanza has got a lot: accomplished jazz improvisation, funk, scat singing, Brazilian vernacular rhythm and vocals in English, Portuguese and Spanish. At its center is a female bassist, singer and bandleader, one whose talent is beyond question." — New York Times

Releases

Radio Music Society

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Released On: Mar 20, 2012

Chamber Music Society

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Released On: Aug 17, 2010