Women's History Month Spotlight: Esperanza Spalding

Start out your day with Grammy Award winning bassist, composer, and singer Esperanza Spalding! Esperanza is heralded as one of the greatest jazz bassists of all time. In 2011, she made history after being the first Jazz musician to win a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Making it an even bigger feat she was up against popular artists like Drake, Mumford & Sons, Florence + the Machine, and Justin Bieber. Her many other awards include: four Grammy Awards in various categories, a Soul Train Music Award, and a Boston Music Award. She also made history as one of the all time best jazz bassists, a highly male dominant field. 

Along with performing, Esperanza is currently learning about music therapy and how we can use music for healing. She is also working with Wayne Shorter on a new opera Iphigenia.

At the Music Library, you can find her featured on several albums available for pick up!

Listen to her here:

Find more about the artist:

http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/


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