I can’t help it – Soundchess.tv

Soundchess.tvThe Italian audiences had the chance to enjoy Esperanza SpaldingsRadio 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

SFJazzComedian 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 holds forth with his quartet (March 27-30). More information at San Francisco Jazz Center.

10 Albums That Will Restore Your Faith in Jazz

Radio-Music-Society_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

Top artists for fourth edition Curaçao North Sea Jazz

CuraçaoOn 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.

#RMS @Love Supreme Festival

Love SupremeA showcase of jazz featuring White Mink vs Peppermint Candy on Friday, performances on Saturday from Bryan Ferry & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Chic, Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper Experiment and Courtney Pine and Jools Holland, Esperanza Spalding, Melody Gardot, Brand New Heavies, Branford Marsalis Quartet and Gregory Porter on Sunday. More info here.

ACS show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

ACSThree of today’s leading ladies of jazz, Geri Allen (piano), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) and Esperanza Spalding (bass), also known as the trio ACS, will take to the stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts October 25 and 26 for four performances in Samueli Theater.

Vancouver jazz fest weekend highlights

Mark van ManenThe Vogue stage design looked ready to host a play Sunday night, what with the giant cardboard radio taking up half the floor. Composer/bassist/singer Esperanza Spalding brought her 12-member Radio Music Society onto the stage, and the prop wasn’t the only theatrical device. Poised and self-assured, Spalding gave a show that was like spinning a radio dial: Some jazz improvisation followed by a pop tune (Stevie Wonder’s I Can’t Help It), some talk-radio spoken word, even some Dr. Phil love therapy. Continue reading VancouverSun.com.

Roseanna Vitro interviews Esperanza Spalding – JazzTimes

KLRU photo by Scott NewtonRoseanna Vitro interviews the bassist, singer and bandleader about her musical development and influences. Read full interview at JazzTimes.com

#RMS screening @San Francisco Black Film Festival

SFBFFSan Francisco Black Film Festival 2013 Celebrates Year Fifteen. Co –Directors Kali O’ray and Katera Crossley Continue the Legacy of Ave Montague With Thought Provoking Films, Panels and Parties, San Francisco Black Film Festival XV June 13-16.

9th annual VOICES celebration

VoicesThe Brotherhood/Sister Sol (BHSS) is pleased to announce our 9th annual VOICES celebration, to be held at Espace on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 in New York City. The honorees Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award winning singer and bassist, and Susan L. Taylor, Editor in Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine, and Founder of the National CARES Mentoring Movement, and special guest Tony Award nominated actor Norm Lewis (lead in Porgy and Bess, Scandal). This year’s event will include an awards reception, a silent auction, and words & performances by our award winning collective of poets.

WAYNE SHORTER: ZERO GRAVITY

Zero GravityThe 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.

Radio Music Society in South America

© Giovannin RussoneloFor 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.

Afro Blue @International Jazz Day

Afro BlueInternational 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 International Jazz Day Global Concert

INt Jazz DayThe 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 Colaiuta; guitarists Bilal Karaman, John McLaughlin, Lee Ritenour and Joe Louis Walker; saxophonists Dale Barlow, Igor Butman, Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter and Liu Yuan; clarinetists Anat Cohen and Hüsnü Şenlendirici; violinist Jean-Luc Ponty; Pedrito Martinez and Zakir Hussain on percussion and other special guests. John Beasley will be the event’s musical director. More info here.

GRAMMY U: SoundChecks with Esperanza Spalding

GRAMMY UOn 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.