By Mariela Rosario | 02/14/2011 - 11:30
Esperanza Spalding has always been a favorite of President Barack Obama's, but she just got a whole new level of exposure with her Best New Artist Grammy win and performance at tonight's 53rd annual awards ceremony.
By Miranda Noland | 02/14/2011 - 08:28
By Grace Bastidas | 02/13/2011 - 23:59
R-E-S-P-E-C-T, indeed! The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night opened with an all-woman tribute to the Aretha Franklin, who is rumored to be battling cancer. Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch (of Florence and the Machine), Yolanda Adams and Martina McBride did the Queen of Soul justice by belting out some of her most iconic hits.
By Irasema Romero | 02/03/2011 - 12:44
Best New Artist nominee, Esperanza Spalding will be performing at this year's Grammy Awards.
The up-and-coming Latina singer/songwriter is the first Jazz singer to be nominated in the breakthrough artist category in 35 years, and she's in good company with fellow nominees like Justin Bieber, and Drake.
By Grace Bastidas | 01/05/2011 - 09:01
If the name Esperanza Spalding doesn’t ring any bells, than perhaps you haven’t been paying much attention to the jazz music scene lately. The 26-year-old bassist, vocalist and composer was recently nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy, so you have a month (the awards show airs on February 13) to find out why the New York Times describes her performances as “light, melodic, joyful.”
By Grace Bastidas | 12/02/2010 - 08:00
The Grammy Nominations Concert in downtown Los Angeles last night kicked off the countdown to the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. Hosted by LL Cool J, the star-studded precursor to the big event included performances by Katy Perry, Train, Justin Bieber and other chart-toppers.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 02/10/2009 - 16:45
Singer/ songwriter Tommy Torres, jazz musician Esperanza Spalding and saxophonist David Sanchez will join a list of musicians who signed on as the new faces of Banana Republic’s spring campaign. They will be joined by Sara Bareilles, Liz Phair, OK Go!, soul singer Ayo, Dashboard Confessional, and classical violinist David Garrett.