Winner of the 2011 GRAMMY® for Best New Artist, a first by any jazz musician, bassist/vocalist/composer Esperanza Spalding beautifully fuses blues, funk, hip-hop, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban styles into her own unique style. Every Esperanza Spalding performance radiates joy and passion as this exciting young artist continues to make the unprecedented the norm.
“She’s incredible. She doesn’t make music, she makes magic.” – Jon Stewart / The Daily Show
“The very nature of her talent is exceptional: female bassists are a rarity in jazz, as are bassists who double convincingly on vocals.” – The New York Times
“Every bit of work she offers is just another light she’s turned on for us, illuminating one more room where she’s been laying her plans and charting her way.” – JazzTimes