Esperanza Spalding
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The '80s Jazz Fads Return!
11 Mar 2015 // 9:30 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 // 6:00 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 // 9:30 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 // 4:00 PM

Jack DeJohnette has done it all. Time for him to have a little fun.


Grammy-winning bassist Esperanza Spalding wants to hook listeners with her playing
30 Apr 2012 // 9:35 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 // 3:16 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

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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