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Esperanza Spalding

Biography

Jazz bassist and vocalist who also won the 2011 Grammy Honor for Best New Designer, in addition to three others. She’s worked with organizations like Free of charge the Slaves to get rid of human being trafficking. She remaining the Chamber Music Culture of Oregon at fifteen after learning to be a concertmaster. Her recording Radio Music Culture sold a lot more than 114,000 copies in america. She originated from a Welsh, Hispanic, and Indigenous American background on her behalf mother’s part, while her dad was African-American. She’s cited Ella Fitzgerald as an motivation.

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Full Name Esperanza Spalding
Date Of Birth October 18, 1984
Place Of Birth Oregon
Height 1.68 m
Profession Jazz Singer
Education Portland State University, Berklee College of Music, The Northwest Academy
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals, Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Music Groups Joe Lovano Us Five, Blanket Music
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Music Film, Soul Train Music Centric Certified Award, ALMA Award for Favorite Female Music Artist
Star Sign Libra

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miles Ahead2015performer: "What's Wrong with That"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House2016TV Series
Miles Ahead2015Live Concert Band
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesMusical Guest
Esperanza Spalding: Smile Like That2012Short

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Solidarity of Arts2014TV Movie
Esperanza Spalding: City of Roses2012Short
Esperanza Spalding: Smile Like That2012Short
Radio Music Society2012

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Music Society2012

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Music Society2012producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity2017DocumentaryHerself
Coco2017/IIHerself
24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Zero Gravity Live2016VideoHerself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Jazz at the White House2016TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Real Time with Bill Maher2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest / Herself
Nova2015TV Series documentaryHerself
International Jazz Day2015Herself
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band2015DocumentaryHerself - Performer
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Solidarity of Arts2014TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2009-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul2013VideoHerself
Austin City Limits2010-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Miradas 22012TV Series documentaryHerself
Continuar2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
History of Jazz: Oxygen for the Ears2012DocumentaryHerself
The Daily Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Esperanza Spalding: Black Gold2012Video shortHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Radio Music Society2012Herself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Girls in the Band2011DocumentaryHerself
Rock in Rio2011TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself / Performer
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
Skavlan2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest (Nobelspecial)
Icons Among Us2009Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Jazz Vocal AlbumFor the album "Radio Music Society."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoRadio Music Society (2012)· Pilar Sanz (video director)
2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite Female Music Artist


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