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Monday, February 14, 2011

Esperanza Spalding: Winner Of Best New Artist in Grammy Award 2011

Spalding's Wikipedia page was attacked following her Grammy win, as random facts, misstatements and taunts were added to the site and then quickly removed. After a sentence noting her victory, for example, a user added the statement, "Justin Bieber deserved it go die in a hole. Who the heck are you anyway?"

Showing prescient hipness, President Obama selected Spalding to perform at the Oslo City Hall when he accepted his 2009 Nobel Prize, as well as at a White House poetry jam.

  Esperanza Spalding appeared on the scene in 2005, the dynamic singer, bassist, composer and arranger has been heralded as jazz's next big thing," the AP wrote in a lead-up to the Grammys. "Her impressive musicianship has won her White House recital dates, praise from the likes of Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, and critical acclaim.

Her most recent album, 'Chamber Music Society,' was recorded in 2010 and features Spalding's vocals and upright bass playing. 2011 is already looking great for the young singer and we wish her continued success.

1 comment:

ravensview said...

Esperanza has what a new artist should have: talented originality with a sense of tradition. (In this case that heritage comes from America's only indigenous art form: Jazz.) She also has grace, with a confidence of who she is (without arrogance)and,one of the attributes any artist should possess: good manners. It's all a cool combination.

Do I appreciate jazz? Yes, along with any music that expresses a knowledge of its roots, its "now" and of its ability to make us move.

Esperanza is an American music artist that steps outside the mold and brings us with her.


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