Esperanza Spalding will be returning to Portland to finish up tracks for her highly anticipated Radio Music Society release with Thara Memory and the American Music Program students and participate in a benefit concert on August 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Gerding Theater. Esperanza will perform American Music Program students. “Every time I come to Portland I try to reunite with Thara one of my mentors,” says Spalding. “I am excited to have had him as a teacher and to have his current students participate on my song “City of Roses” a song dedicated to the place of my birth and where I got my start”. Esperanza will be shooting a video for “City of Roses” that will include some of the students.
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