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 . . . → Read More: WAYNE SHORTER: ZERO GRAVITY
For the very first time Radio Music Society will be visiting South America! We are so exited to share with you all the tour dates that will bring us to the lovely cities of Lima (Peru), Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). Come join the Radio Music Society and turn the radio on! All tour dates here.
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International Jazz Day Global Concert excerpt with Robert Glasper, Esperanza Spalding, Ben Williams, Terri Lyne Carrington and Dale Barlow performing Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue” made into a classic by John Coltrane with lyrics by Oscar Brown. Jr Live from Istanbul Turkey on April 30, 2013. Watch now on Youtube!
The evening concert at Istanbul’s famed Hagia Irene will feature performances by stellar musicians from around the world, including pianists John Beasley, George Duke, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Keiko Matsui and Eddie Palmieri; vocalists Rubén Blades, Al Jarreau, Milton Nascimento, Dianne Reeves and Joss Stone; trumpeters Terence Blanchard, Imer Demirer and Hugh Masekela; bassists James Genus, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Ben Williams; drummers Terri Lyne Carrington and Vinnie . . . → Read More: The International Jazz Day Global Concert
On April 22nd, GRAMMY U participated in a refreshing sound check followed by a Q&A session with jazz bassist, singer and GRAMMY Award winner, Esperanza Spalding at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.
This event allowed GRAMMY U students to see the technical set-up of the instruments and then enjoy the sweet sound of Esperanza’s vocal warm-ups and bass riffs paired with a seven-piece horn section before being escorted to the . . . → Read More: GRAMMY U: SoundChecks with Esperanza Spalding
Spalding spoke to CBC Music last week, and due to her extremely busy schedule had about 10 minutes to spare. But she was very gracious with those 10 minutes, and to the suggestion that she respond to 10 snappy questions in a Proust questionnaire mould (albeit condensed). Consider it a quick peek into the inner world of Esperanza Spalding. Learn more here.
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Inspired by his father, Bobby McFerrin is releasing a collection of devotional tunes, an idea that first captured his imagination 20 years ago. The album, spirityouall (a twist on “spiritual”), arrives May 14 on Sony Masterworks with seven classic spirituals, five originals and a cover of Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released. McFerrin, 63, is joined by Esperanza Spalding (who sings on three tracks), bassist Larry Grenadier, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, and . . . → Read More: Bobby McFerrin’s aim is joy on upcoming ‘spirityouall’
Jazz virtuoso Esperanza Spalding brought a big band and a big sound to the Michigan Theater on Saturday. Between her superhuman vocal control and impressive bass playing—both electric and upright—Spalding’s performance was mesmerizing. Her 11-piece band, the Radio Music Society, was just as responsible for captivating Ann Arbor’s crowd. The layers of sound created by the large horn section, drums, keyboard, guitar, and Spalding on bass diverged, converged, and went on . . . → Read More: Esperanza Spalding fills the Michigan Theater with exceptional jazz
Grammy Award-winning jazz singer, bassist and composer Esperanza Spalding will perform live in a free show Monday, April 15, 2013, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC). Spalding is set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Jemison Concert Hall at the ASC, 1200 10th Ave. South. The concert is open to the public. Call 205-975-2787 for information. Learn more here.
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Knoxville.com is giving away tickets to Esperanza Spalding’s upcoming concert at the Tennessee Theatre! Each winner will get a pair of tickets to the Sunday, April 14, show. Entering our giveaway is simple. Just go to the contest area on our Knoxville.com Facebook page and follow the instructions. Enter before midnight on April 8.