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.
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.
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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