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.

ACS celebrates Wayne Shorter’s Birthday

One of the most influential contemporary jazz trios ACS Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding recently toured Europe and now join icon Wayne Shorter for a two night celebration honoring Wayne Shorter at Hollywood Bowl in Sept 28th and at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City.

Radio Music Society last performance in 2013 @Curaçao North Sea Fest

Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival will bear witness to the final Radio Music Society performance of 2013. The 11 piece esemble and Esperanza Spalding will visit Curaçao next Saturday 31st of August with a great set list that includes her hits Radio Song and Black Gold. More info here.

Esperanza Spalding lights up Tanglewood

Esperanza Spalding contains multitudes. At her most creative, the charismatic artist doesn’t so much cross over from jazz to pop as she refracts genres into little slivers that play off each other. Once upon a time in the 20th century, her contemporary R&B effort “Radio Music Society,” released last year, would have prompted a surplus of critical angst over whether or not it’s really jazz. But today, in no small measure . . . → Read More: Esperanza Spalding lights up Tanglewood

The 2013 Newport Jazz Festival In GIFs

From Michel Camilo‘s stomping, tassled Oxfords to Esperanza Spalding‘s vibrating upright-bass strings and a whole lotta dancing, here’s the Newport Jazz Festival 2013 forever enshrined in animated GIFs. See a gallery of Adam Kissick’s pixel portraits here — and follow Blogsupreme on Flickr.

ACS @JIM 2013

The Jazz in Marciac festival always had a strong selection of artists among those; Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Coleman, Herbie Hancock among others. This festival founded in 1978 by jean Louis Guilhaumon, welcomes more than 200,000 visitors a year and it’s one of the major Jazz festivals in Europe. Check out ACS (Gery Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding)  preformance thanks to Jazz in Marciac Youtube Channel.

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I can’t help it – Soundchess.tv

The Italian audiences had the chance to enjoy Esperanza Spaldings’ Radio Music Society live show last year year and SoundChess released the third video of the show in Verruchio (Rimini). We already saw US and Hold on Me and now we have the pleasure to enjoy the tune I Can’t help it. Enjoy it! Click here.

Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding and more for SFJAZZ Center’s second season

Comedian Bill Cosby starts the season with a fundraiser Aug. 26. Other big names include bass player Esperanza Spalding, playing in a trio with pianist Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington (Oct. 24) and a quartet with drummer Jack DeJohnette and saxophonist Joe Lovano (Feb, 19.) Wynton Marsalis rolls in with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, March 20-23; new music trailblazer Laurie Anderson combines music and stories (April 17-20); and Wayne Shorter . . . → Read More: Wynton Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding and more for SFJAZZ Center’s second season

10 Albums That Will Restore Your Faith in Jazz

Young musicians are challenging assumptions about what jazz can be, and bringing in stylistic influences from hip-hop, soul, and even EDM. These are ten of the best semi-recent jazz albums, and they will change your life…From PolicyMic

1. Robert Glasper, “Black Radio”, 2. Laura Mvula, “Sing to the Moon”, 3. Jose James, “No Beginning No End”, 4. Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society, 5. Dirty Dozen Brass Band, What’s Going On, 6. . . . → Read More: 10 Albums That Will Restore Your Faith in Jazz

Top artists for fourth edition Curaçao North Sea Jazz

On August 30 & 31 the fourth edition of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival takes place. And it’s going to be a great edition. None other than Luis Miguel, The Roots, Raphael Saadiq, Los Lobos, Christian McBride Big Band, New Cool Collective and Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society are some confirmed names. Learn more here.