Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+ Evolution
Vocal Jazz - Fusion
Esperanza Spalding (bass, vocals); Shawna Corso (backing vocals); Emily Elbert, Matthew Stevens (guitar); Corey King (keyboards); Justin Tyson (drums).
Sun 10 July 2016 17:30 - 18:45 Darling
Esperanza Spalding is a true artist who is deeply rooted in jazz culture and her musical creativity makes this clear. The American singer and bassist wants to shift boundaries and broaden genres. In the past ten years, this has resulted in four Grammy Awards, a White House performance and playing at the Academy Awards as well as the Nobel Prizes ceremony. She has also shared the stage with living legends like Herbie Hancock and Prince, which says something about the diversity of this 31-year-old versatile artist. Spalding likes artistic progression and this can be heard on her latest album Emily’s D + Evolution (2016). Armed with harmonious depth, in the style of Wayne Shorter and using the uplifting melody lines of Stevie Wonder combined with the singing intensity of Joni Mitchell, the American again surprises her fans who still find her musically unpredictable - and thankfully so - after all these years.