The Church of Our Lady of Esperanza is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 624 West 156th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan in New York City. Continue reading
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It has not taken Esperanza Spalding long to emerge as one of the brightest lights in the musical world from Harlem to Hollywood. Continue reading
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Yahoo.com reports that one of the surest signs that the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) have upped their hipness credentials considerably is this year’s huge surprise Grammy winner for Best New Artist, a 26-year-old jazz bassist who just controversially beat out even the seemingly unstoppable Justin Bieber. And that would be Esperanza Spalding–an enormously talented artist whose style and skills are musical first, and–unlike many of her predecessors–by no means intentionally commercial. It’s just working out that way. Continue reading
Esperanza Spalding is certainly not shy of ambition. The singer, bassist and composer lit up the jazz world with 2008′s “Esperanza,” … Continue reading
Centuries ago, long before the advent of radio or recording technology, chamber music was the music for the masses – the music in which people from nearly every segment of society could find meaning and relevance. A decade into the 21st century, Esperanza Spalding – the bassist, vocalist and composer who first appeared on the jazz scene in 2008 – takes a contemporary approach to this once universal form of entertainment with Chamber Music Society, her August 17, 2010, release on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. Continue reading
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It was a perfect afternoon in Central Park on Sunday! Hot, sunny, no rain with talented artists scheduled to perform at Central Park’s Summerstage: Jonathan Batiste, Esperanza Spalding and Ledisi.
Honoring the King of Pop Michael Jackson, Jazz Pianist Batiste took the stage wearing a Michael Jackson T-shirt. Midway through his set, the Batiste led band broke down a Curtis Mayfield song into Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean.
Spalding followed Batiste and raised the energy level at Summerstage. This firecracker rocked the upright bass, the electric bass and sang her tail off. After playing nearly an hour, Spalding and her band left the stage. However, an overwhelming roar from the audience guided Spalding and crew back. Before performing one more tune, Spalding instructed the audience to participate because that’s the only way she could continue on with her feet hurting.
Closing out this lovely afternoon, was the two-time Grammy nominated R&B singer Ledisi. From the moment she sang the first note and that soulful sound came pushing through the speakers, it was on! Although Ledisi playful said she was leaving the stage a couple of times because the crowd was not with her, clearly she knows New York City loves some Ledisi.
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