Esperanza Spalding

Born 18 October 1984.
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Esperanza Spalding (born October 18, 1984) is an American jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.

She has won four Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Radio Music Society

    Radio Music Society 2012

    Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre
    The young bassist-vocalist follows her 2011 Grammy win with a fine fourth album.
  2. Review of Chamber Music Society

    Chamber Music Society 2010

    Reviewed by Martin Longley
    Her original compositions sound like standards already.
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