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Esperanza Spalding


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Born: 1984/10/18
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Years Active: 2000s - Current
Genres: Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Bossa Nova, Neo Soul

Esperanza Spalding (born 1984, Portland, Oregon) is an American multi-instrumentalist best known as a jazz bassist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions. Spalding began performing live in clubs in Portland as a teenager, securing her first gig at 15 in a blues club when she could only play one line on bass. Spalding has recorded three albums “Junjo” (2006), “Esperanza” (2008) and “Chamber Music Society” (2010). Though Junjo was released solely under her name, it is considered a collaborative effort. With “Esperanza,” Spalding sang in three different languages, English, Spanish and Portuguese. The album reached #2 on the Billboard Top Contemporary J... Continue Bio >>


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