Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Esperanza Spalding: Chamber Music Society

"Esperanza Spalding may have won the Grammy for Best New Artist, but some have reveled in her talent for years. A 26-year old, classically trained jazz/chamber music fusion musician and singer, Spalding has been making headlines in the jazz world since before her 2006 debut solo album, 'Junjo.' Having attended the Berklee Academy of Music, where she immediately became a professor after graduating at 20 years old, she began to travel with well known jazz musicians -- and then, the President. Showing prescient hipness, President Obama selected Spalding to perform at the Oslo City Hall when he accepted his 2009 Nobel Prize, as well as at a White House poetry jam. 'Chamber Music Society' is actually her eighth overall album, including her teenage band and collaborations with famous jazz musicians. But she's still excited to be considered Best New Artist" ("Esperanza Spalding: Grammy Award 2011 Winner for Best New Artist," Huffington Post, 2/14/11).
View catalog record here!


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