ESPERANZA SPALDING

Latin Jazz / Eclectic Fusion / RnB / Post-Fusion Contemporary / Pop/Art Song/Folk • United States
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If “esperanza” is the Spanish word for hope, then bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding could not have been given a more fitting name at birth. Blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren, and a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, the prodigy-turned-pro might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music.

Spalding was born and raised on what she calls “the other side of the tracks” in a multi-lingual household and neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Growing up in a single-parent home amid economically adverse circumstances, she learned early lessons in the meaning of perseverance and moral character from the role model whom she holds in the highest regard to this day – her mother.

But even with a rock-solid role model, school did not come easy to Spalding, although not for any lack of intellectual acumen. She was
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ESPERANZA SPALDING Junjo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Junjo
Latin Jazz 2006
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Esperanza
Latin Jazz 2008
ESPERANZA SPALDING Chamber Music Society album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Chamber Music Society
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2010
ESPERANZA SPALDING Radio Music Society album cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Radio Music Society
RnB 2012
ESPERANZA SPALDING Emily's D+Evolution album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Emily's D+Evolution
Eclectic Fusion 2016
ESPERANZA SPALDING Exposure/Undeveloped album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Exposure/Undeveloped
Eclectic Fusion 2017
ESPERANZA SPALDING 12 Little Spells album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
12 Little Spells
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2018

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