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August 15, 2012 Looking for antecedents for trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman?...Michael Bailey correctly points us to Jack Teagarden , the original singing trombonist. And, in fact, Cressman finds plenty of opportunity in the funkier passages of
Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society (Heads Up) It's somehow fitting that Esperanza Spalding sang the Louis Armstrong hit What a Wonderful World at the Oscars, because her career arc bears certain similarities to the jazz legend's. She began
Even before her Grammy Award for best new artist, Esperanza Spalding was being touted in jazz circles as a great new hope for the genre. And when the double bassist who sings like a streetwise angel beat Justin Bieber and Drake at the awards in
Jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding is performing at Sanders Theater in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music , Spalding is an inventive composer and performer whose
September 28, 2010 The official word on Esperanza Spalding's new album suggests that it's the "difficult" one after her bestselling major-label 2008 debut, Esperanza , which spent 70 weeks on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart. In some quarters,
Esperanza Spalding's presence on the jazz scene is akin to the moment in pop music that occurred in 1984, the year she was born: a year that produced Michael Jackson's Thriller , Prince's Purple Rain and Tina Turner's often overlooked Private Dancer .
Tribune Staff Writer Esperanza Spalding's new album sounds nothing like her 2008 self-titled disc. That album, Esperanza, turned out to be a critical and commercial success. The album's blend of acoustic jazz, world music, funk, hip-hop and soul gave
But if anyone can pull off the pairing, it's bassist/vocalist/composerEsperanza Spalding. "Chamber Music Society," her album due Aug. 17 from Heads Up International/Concord Music Group, draws from the same wellspring that inspired her 2008 debut, "
Yet there was Esperanza Spalding playing after President Obama's acceptance speech during the presentation ceremony of his Nobel Peace Prize. (Go here to watch a clip from the performance of her song 'Espera.') Those paying attention will know that