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The '80s Jazz Fads Return!
11 Mar 2015 // 8:30 PM
Two unique jazz phenoms of the Reagan '80s -- tapping guitarist Stanley Jordan and falsetto scatting legend Bobby "Don't Worry, Be Happy" McFerrin -- are back.
Esperanza Spalding Stays the Jazz Course While Norah Jones Gets Indie
15 May 2012 // 5:00 PM
The two most recent albums by these jazz artists, Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society and Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts, go in different (and good) directions.
Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D+Evolution
10 Mar 2016 // 8:30 PM
The jazz singer and bassist -- and former Grammy "Best New Artist" -- has created a beyond category masterpiece that sounds better than if Joni Mitchell hired Living Colour as her band and then grafted it all onto a hip-hop sensibility of sorts.
Jack DeJohnette: Sound Travels
12 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM
Jack DeJohnette has done it all. Time for him to have a little fun.
Esperanza Spalding + Jonathan Batiste: 28 June 2009 - Central Park Summerstage, New York
30 Jun 2009 // 8:45 AM
Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner
Grammy-winning bassist Esperanza Spalding wants to hook listeners with her playing
30 Apr 2012 // 8:35 AM
SEATTLE — “It’s really exciting, intense, nerve-wracking and wonderful — like it’s supposed to be,” says the infectiously enthusiastic bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding of
Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding brings a world of sound to her music
8 Mar 2011 // 2:16 AM
DETROIT — When jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding shockingly beat out teen idol Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence + the Machine and Mumford & Sons for best new