Spalding grew up in a multilingual multiethnic household her single mother was of Welsh, Hispanic, and Native American descent, and her father was African American. By the time she was five, she had earned a place in the local community orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Oregon. Spalding performed with the group for the next 10 years, along the way learning to play the upright bass , which soon became her favoured instrument, and branching into other forms of music, including blues , hip-hop , and funk. That same year she won a Boston Jazz Society scholarship for outstanding musicianship. Esperanza , released in , demonstrated her ability to fuse jazz with such world music as Brazilian and Argentine folk music and featured lyrics in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The record not only was critically acclaimed but also shot up the Billboard jazz album chart, on which it stayed for more than 70 weeks. This success brought her greater exposure, and she appeared on several television interview shows. Spalding played for U. Meanwhile, she regularly toured with her own band while also performing with such jazz musicians as saxophonist Joe Lovano and pianists McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock as well as pop stars Prince and Stevie Wonder.
Born in Oregon, Spalding came of age in the Portland jazz scene, where she was hailed as a child prodigy. Later, at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, she once contemplated dropping out to pursue a career in political science, but was cautioned against the move by her mentor, Pat Metheny. We should be glad the world was spared another politician. In , she released Exposure , an album recorded from start to finish in 77 consecutive hours and streamed live on Facebook. Tracks from those songs and more are featured in this playlist, which is our attempt to paint a portrait of this chameleonic and massively talented artists. A true jazz visionary and a titan of her craft, Esperanza Spalding may well represent the future of jazz. Join thousands of other jazz enthusiasts and get new music, artists, albums, events and more delivered to your inbox.
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Esperanza Emily Spalding born October 18, is an American jazz bassist , singer, songwriter, and composer. A native of Portland, Oregon , Spalding began playing music professionally in her childhood, performing as a violinist in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at age five. She was later both self-taught and trained on a number of instruments, including guitar and bass. Her proficiency earned her academic scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music , both of which she attended, studying music. Spalding released her first album, Junjo , in on the Spanish label Avya Musica, after which she signed with the independent American label Heads Up , who released her self-titled album. Her third studio album, Chamber Music Society , was a commercial success, charting at number 34 on the Billboard , and resulting in Spalding winning her first Grammy Award for Best New Artist ; Spalding was the first jazz artist to win in this category. The following year, she released the album Exposure , which was limited to 7, copies.
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