WAYNE SHORTER: ZERO GRAVITY
The inception of ZERO GRAVITY began in 2006 and principal photography is now in progress. Join us in celebrating Wayne Shorter’s life and musical legacy by pledging to help us complete this film by 2014.
PLEDGE NOW!! For a limited time you will have the opportunity to pledge for some pretty cool exclusives – Everything from an invitation to a live digital premiere of the director’s cut of the documentary (you’ll get to see the film online before it is released to the general public), autographed DVDs, concert tickets, Wayne’s artwork, a voice mail recording with Wayne and Esperanza Spalding to a private dinner with Wayne and Herbie Hancock!!
ZERO GRAVITY is an intimate portrait of an artist who has influenced music for over six generations. Wayne Shorter continues to break through the imposed limitations of jazz with even more innovative compositions and recordings than he has achieved in the last 50 years.
To learn more about the documentary and donate to the Pledge Music Campaign click here.
Radio Music Society GRAMMY Winner
Last night was GRAMMYS night! Esperanza rocked home with two wins, the first for Best Jazz Vocal Album for ‘Radio Music Society’ and along with Thara Memory, they won Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the song City of Roses. The ceremony was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcasted live on CBS. Click here to see the full list of winners.
3 GRAMMY Nominations
Nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards were revealed Wednesday night and Esperanza Spalding and her Radio Music Society, were nominated in three categories: Best Jazz Vocal Album along with Kurt Elling, Denise Donatelli, Luciana Souza and Al Jarreau, Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists for the song “City of Roses” and Best Long Form Video. Congratulations! The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.
Night For Freedom a great Holiday Wish
Esperanza Spalding and friends Bobby McFerrin, Gretchen Parlato, her Chamber Music Society ensemble and many other guests and friends will perform together in an intimate performance to benefit Free The Slaves. Tickets are limited and are available on my online store!
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity Documentary
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity Documentary is an intimate, candid portrait of a visionary artist. Aside from being a musical genius, Wayne Shorter is a humanitarian with a life long commitment to raising consciousness and affecting positive social change through Buddhism. Support and share this great inniciative! More info here.
“A NIGHT FOR FREEDOM” – BENEFIT CONCERT FOR FREE THE SLAVES
Esperanza Spalding today announced that she will host and perform at a benefit concert for Free the Slaves, a human rights organization dedicated to eradicating slavery and human trafficking worldwide, at City Winery in New York City on Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 pm.She will be joined by an exciting lineup of musical friends. In addition to vocalists Bobby McFerrin and Gretchen Parlato – along with other special guests to be announced soon – she will incorporate two groups for the show: a jazz quartet and the Chamber Music Society band. In addition to a live auction and merchandise sale, various ticket levels will be available, including a VIP meet and greet with Spalding. 100% of ticket sales, live auction items, and merchandise will go to Free the Slaves this special evening.
Us Five Summer Tour
Esperanza Spalding takes a short break of her Radio Music Society World Tour to join Grammy Nominated Jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano leader of the Us Five. The quintet features James Weidman, Otis Brown III, Esperanza Spalding and Francisco Mela. Boston and Columbia are the first dates announced with additional dates to come. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a great jazz performance.
Alma Awards 2012
Esperanza Spalding has been nominated for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Award® in the category of Best Female Music Artist, along with Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Naya Rivera and Demi Lovato.
On Friday, September 21, some of the biggest names in entertainment unite for the 2012 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards® on NBC, a one-of-a-kind tribute to the spirit of Latino talent in television, film, and music. The NCLR ALMA Awards® are an opportunity to applaud the incredible, enriching contributions that Latinos make to American culture and celebrate our country’s Hispanic heritage. For more on the ALMA Awards® website.
OK Mozart Oklahoma
The trio of drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, pianist Geri Allen, and bassist Esperanza Spalding first came together to play on Carrington’s all-female, Grammy-nominated “Mosaic Project” album in 2011. The trio leans toward standards and judiciously chosen bits of jazz from the 1950s and ’60s and sits more in line with the acoustic jazz tradition. While it’s tempting to see this group as simply a dynamic combination of virtuosos with amazing depth and experience gathered together in a piano trio, this ensemble is much more. Pianist Allen and drummer Carrington have clocked myriad accomplishments, bending rhythms to suit their varied interests. Meanwhile, Spalding is the current queen of the jazz bass, so watching the chemistry present itself will be an experience not to be missed.
Hill House Presents “Live from the Hill”
For years, the Hill District’s legendary clubs have been quiet, stages empty and memories worn. But when nine-time Grammy winner John Legend performed at Kaufmann Center last year, a neighborhood legacy was reborn. This year, Hill House‘s annual fundraiser, Live from the Hill, will feature Grammy Award Winner, jazz vocalist and bassist, Esperanza Spalding, Grammy award winning drummer, Terri Lyne Carrington and pianist Geri Allen.