Esperanza Spalding
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Fast rising jazz star Esperanza Spalding plays in London

One of the hot tickets for the London Jazz festival is young American bass player and singer, Esperanza Spalding.

At the age of 26, she has succeeded in bringing her music to a wide audience and yet jazz fans also say she is "the real thing".

Perhaps one of her biggest admirers is Barack Obama himself.

David Hannah reports.

  • 12 Nov 2010