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Esperanza Spalding



Esperanza Emily Spalding is an American Grammy Award–winning jazz bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer. She also founded the Songwrights Apothecary Lab to promote the healing power of music.

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Need To Know - Esperanza Spalding by WXXI

Esperanza Spalding talks about inspirations in her musical style.

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How Esperanza Spalding Triangulated Music, Wellness & Scientific Inquiry on Her New Album ‘Songwrights Apothecary Lab’

People always bandy around ideas of how music is a healing force, but Esperanza Spalding is putting her money where her mouth is with ‘Songwrights Apothecary Lab’—which titles both her new album and affiliation of musicians and researchers.

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Grammy Award-Winner Esperanza Spalding Is Pushing the Boundaries of Music | Amanpour and Company

Esperanza Spalding is a force of nature. A bass player and singer who rose to stardom when she became the first jazz performer to win a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2011. Spalding grew up a musical prodigy in Portland, Oregon, where she learned the violin at age five.

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Esperanza Spalding Is the 21st Century’s Jazz Genius

As always, women forge new pathways in sound; today, they also make waves under the surface of culture by confronting, in their music, the increased fluidity of “woman” itself.

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Esperanza Spalding, Academy Class of 2014

Esperanza Spalding talks about her process in making music.

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Esperanza Spalding Is Building a BIPOC Artist Sanctuary in St. Johns

The musician hopes to raise $300,000 by early June to support the project.

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Esperanza Spalding Interview with Todd Zwillich

Award-winning jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is live in the studios of The Takeaway at WNYC Radio to talk with Todd Zwillich about her new album, “Exposure.”

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Esperanza Spalding’s New Songwrights Apothecary Lab Is the Music Therapy We Need Now

The jazz wunderkind’s latest project, Songwrights Apothecary Lab, explores how musicians can apply healing therapy to their work.

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Esperanza Spalding American Ingenuity Award 2012

Bassist, vocalist, composer and bandleader Esperanza Spalding has won a Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Award in the category of performing arts.

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Grammy-Winner Esperanza Spalding Talks New LP, Jazz and Walking the Dog

Spalding is as philosophical as she is musical, as sociologically aware as she is capable on the imposing upright double-bass.

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