Esperanza Spalding

Portland, ORgratefulweb.com

Esperanza Spalding Unveils New Single “Formwela 4”

Esperanza Spalding’s new musical journey continues as she releases her single “Formwela 4”, created and recorded in her Songwrights Apothecary Lab last month in Portland, OR. Connected by their need to enhance the ability to say what is most difficult to say between loved ones, she worked with collaborator Corey King on the soaring and stripped back single, featuring arpeggiated acoustic guitar and duetting vocals.
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Esperanza Spalding Unveils New Single - “Formwela 4” - Forged In Her Songwrights Apothecary Lab

Esperanza Spalding’s new musical journey continues as she releases her single “Formwela 4”, created and recorded in her Songwrights Apothecary Lab last month in Portland, OR. Connected by their need to enhance the ability to say what is most difficult to say between loved ones, she worked with collaborator Corey King on the soaring and stripped back single, featuring arpeggiated acoustic guitar and duetting vocals.
Union County, NJucnj.org

Free Concert: Discover the “X-Factor” of Esperanza Spalding

Union County, NJ – In a world-spanning career, Esperanza Spalding has created a musical and artistic identity like none other. Union County residents will have the opportunity to experience Spalding’s unique vision in a free, live, drive-in concert this Friday evening, June 4, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus in Scotch Plains.
Musickcrw.com

esperanza spalding: ‘Formwela 1’

A prolific renaissance woman, esperanza spalding is immersed in music and the therapeutic practices and philosophies that define sound. “Formwela 1” is part of a trilogy of songs designed to benefit the listener and ease tension and grief.
New York City, NYgratefulweb.com

esperanza spalding to open her songwriting lab to the public + new music out in June

Esperanza spalding’s new musical journey continues in June as she creates and shares music with her Songwrights Apothecary Lab. A curated online portal of new work that represents spalding’s collaborative practice over the past several years, the Songwrights Apothecary Lab explores how songwriters may incorporate knowledge in consultation with practitioners of music therapy, neuroscience and more to create music that can have a specific effect on the listener.
Portland, ORPosted by
Portland Business Journal

For Esperanza Spalding, a vision that includes community and art

An award-winning Portland musician hopes to enlist donors to effectively help advance the area's arts scene while giving something back to the community. Esperanza Spalding, the native Portlander who's collected several Grammies in building a distinguished musical career, wants to build a sanctuary where BIPOC artists can hone their craft. Spalding, whose music deftly explores boundaries of jazz, soul and rock, is seeking to collect $1,000 from 300 donors to help purchase three-quarters of an acre in North Portland.
Union County, NJucnj.org

Esperanza Spalding will Bring Jazz to Union County on June 4

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce that Esperanza Spalding will be the next performer in the County’s free drive-in concert series. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 4 at 7:30 pm at the Union County Vo-Tech campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.
Portland, ORWWEEK

Esperanza Spalding Has Long Dreamed of Creating a Sanctuary for Artists of Color in Her Hometown of Portland. She Needs the Public’s Help to Make It Come True.

Esperanza Spalding wants to come home. Technically, she’s already been home for over a year. Last February, the Portland-born jazz-soul musician returned to Oregon from Massachusetts, where she teaches a course on music therapy at Harvard, to curate an artist retreat in a secluded area of Wasco County. A month later, the pandemic hit and she ended up staying—her noisy upstairs neighbors back in Boston made the move easy.
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Black Enterprise

Grammy Award-winning Musician, Esperanza Spalding Wants to Create a BIPOC Artist Sanctuary in Her Hood

According to KOIN, Esperanza Spalding is one of the brightest musical stars to ever come out of Portland, Oregon. She won the first of her four Grammys as Best New Artist in 2010, while beating out Justin Beiber and Drake. It was reported that the jazz bassist, singer, and Harvard music professor wants to develop the creativity of other Portland-area musicians by establishing a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artist sanctuary in North Portland.
MusicNo Treble

Bass Players To Know: Esperanza Spalding

Great artists undergo evolution. They study, create, establish themselves as an artistic force, and then re-envision what their art could be. They constantly search for meaning, push for acceptance, and pursue self-expression. Esperanza Spalding is one of these artists. Her talents as a vocalist, upright and electric bassist, composer, and artistic pioneer have kept her at the forefront of jazz and pop for over a decade. Every release has carried the stamp of someone who truly evolves their craft—it’s no wonder they’ve resulted in multiple Grammy awards and industry accolades. Meanwhile, her contributions as a featured guest leave an indelible sonic handprint, one that is unmistakably Esperanza. In addition to recording and touring the world over, she has served as an educator, artist advocate, and philanthropist, making her not only a gifted musician, but an essential member of the artistic community.
Musickcrw.com

Join esperanza spalding, Valerie June, KCRW DJs, and more for 24 Hours of Serenity fest

Remember festivals? Those grand communal gatherings where we revel in great music, art, and companions? They may seem a distant memory, but we’re close. So close. If you’re feeling a little rusty, or just anxious about rejoining the masses, KCRW is here to help you emerge from your Covid cocoon with our very own virtual festival of calm. Enter: 24 Hours of Serenity, going down from midnight through 11:59 p.m. on April 18.