Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society
New Urban Jazz - Vocal Jazz
Esperanza Spalding (vocals, double bass, electric bass); Cris Turner (backing vocals); Dan Blake, Bob Mover (saxophone); Aaron Burnett (tenor saxophone); Jeff Galindo, Corey King (trombone); Ingmar Thomas (trumpet); Leala Cyr (trumpet, backing vocals); Jeff Lee Johnson (electric guitar, vocals); Leo Genovese (piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards); Lyndon Rochelle (drums, vocals).
Sat 7 July 2012 19:45 - 21:00 Maas
2011 was a special year for Esperanza Spalding. Surprisingly, the singer/bassist won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and at the Boston Music Awards she was chosen as Jazz Artist of the Year. Great recognition for the 27-year-old American who had won over true jazz lovers and mainstream listeners alike with her album Chamber Music Society (2010). Radio Music Society, released in March, is the follow-up to Spalding's much-praised album and features a wealth of well-known guest artists, including saxophonist Joe Lovano, rapper Q-Tip and legendary drummers Billy Hart and Jack DeJohnette. "All my personal heroes who are revered in the jazz world […] should be heard by a mainstream audience," Spalding explains. "What they manifest in their music is so beautiful, sincere and uplifting." A demonstration of the diversity and open mind that make Spalding the phenomenon she is: young, creative, talented and with an eye for pure musical beauty.