Esperanza Spalding

Widely hailed as a child prodigy on the double bass within months of when she first cradled the imposing instrument as a 15 year old, Esperanza Spalding has hardly stopped to catch her breath in the six years since. Today the Portland, Oregon native is a teacher at Bostons prestigious Berklee College of Music, where she balances a hectic schedule of performing with such jazz icons as tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and singer Patti Austin with composing and arranging for her own group. Shes already performed at many of the worlds leading jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals, including elite venues in Canada, the UK, Switzerland, the US and Brazil. And shes making her recording debut as a leader with Junjo, a bracing trio session for the Barcelona, Spain-based AYVA Music label. Not bad for a 21 year old former high school dropout, and those who know this effervescent young woman the... Read more

Esperanza Spalding Albums

2 records

Albums featuring Esperanza Spalding

1 record