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Esperanza Spalding has released a new video “We Are America”. The video is available here.

Don’t miss jazz super group ACS featuring acclaimed pianist Geri Allen, Grammy Award-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and Esperanza Spalding. The Broad Stage in Santa Monica has some more tickets available for this Sunday (Oct 27 at 4pm) with 20% off to see ACS: Geri Allen , Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding with Perla Batalla, opening. Just put promo code FAN and get . . . → Read More:

ACS European Fall Tour

Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding ACS confirm 9 European performances including Oslo, Basel, Barcelona, London and other cities. Check all tour dates and don’t miss the chance to see this critically acclaimed trio.

Trio Shines Light on Women in Jazz

When drummer Terri Lyne Carrington hired veteran pianist Geri Allen, then-little-known bassist Esperanza Spalding and Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma to play with her at the 2007 Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, Israel, it was not her initial intention to put together an all-female band. The gig, however, did lead to her to record the Grammy-winning 2011 album “The Mosaic Project,” featuring 21 female instrumentalists and vocalists – Allen, Postma, Spalding, . . . → Read More: Trio Shines Light on Women in Jazz

DCist Preview: Allen, Carrington & Spalding @ Kennedy Center

The group, which performs as the ACS Trio, will perform on Friday night at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. All three of these players have prolific careers leading their own groups, so this is a side project that allows for a sharing of the spotlight and a chance to stretch out in some unexpected directions. There might be a few original compositions performed at the concert, but for the most part this trio . . . → Read More: DCist Preview: Allen, Carrington & Spalding @ Kennedy Center

Detroit Jazz Festival

A unique Detroit Jazz Festival Community Series event featuring an original piece by Wayne Shorter, commissioned by the Detroit Jazz Festival. Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding will perform the extraordinary piece joined by the Wayne Shorter Quartet, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and conductor Vince Mendoza. More information here.

Ladies of the Jazz- Special Evening @The Smith Center

You’ve never seen this much talent on just one stage. Headlining the Ladies of Jazz show will be the world’s most highly acclaimed female jazz vocalist, three-time Grammy Award® winner and Tony Award® winner, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Grammy Award-winning “Best New Artist” Esperanza Spalding, among others. The show will also feature The Mosaic Project with  Grammy®-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, first place Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition winner Gretchen Parlato, Grammy®-winning pianist, composer and . . . → Read More: Ladies of the Jazz- Special Evening @The Smith Center

The Electric Lady, Janele Monae’s new album

September 10th is the day that Janelle Monae releases Suites IV-V of her ArchAndroid saga, also known as her new album The Electric Lady. Monae has just released the cover artwork and tracklisting for the album. The album counts with collaborations such as Prince, Esperanza Spalding and Erykah Badu, plus it will feature Solange on the eponymous track and Dungeon Family cohorts Cee Lo and Big Boi on a remix.

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ACS Trio Fall Tour

Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding ACS confirm 10 North American performances including Fairfield, Washington, Los Angeles, Springfield, Austin and other cities. Check all tour dates and don’t miss the chance to see this critically acclaimed trio.

Wayne Shorter Quartet at Kennedy Center

Another occasion to enjoy a unique performance, where jazz great Wayne Shorter brings his own quartet and with special guest bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding to the NSO Pops. A highlight of the program will be the NSO co-commissioned Gaia, which Jazz Times called a “masterful” work. Learn more here.