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Esperanza Spalding

eb, voc, *1984 US, Portland, Oregon
Singer / Musician of Jazz

Esperanza Emily Spalding (born October 18, 1984) is an American jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.Spalding was raised in Portland, Oregon and was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at age five. She was later both self-taught and trained on multiple instruments, including guitar and bass. Her proficiency earned her scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music.

  • Bass guitar
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Double bass
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
  • Latin
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I Know You Know on Esperanza by Esperanza Spalding
Precious on Esperanza by Esperanza Spalding
Fall In on Esperanza by Esperanza Spalding
Thang (hips) on 12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding
Ponta De Areia on Esperanza by Esperanza Spalding
Lest We Forget (blood) on 12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding
Judas on Emily’s D+Evolution by Esperanza Spalding
You Have to Dance (feet) on 12 Little Spells by Esperanza Spalding
Samba Em Preludio on Esperanza by Esperanza Spalding
I Can't Help It on Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
12 Little SpellsEsperanza Spalding2018Album
ExposureEsperanza Spalding2017Album
Emily's D+EvolutionEsperanza Spalding2016Album
Porto Da MadamaGuinga, Esperanza Spalding, Maria João, Maria Pia De Vito, Mônica Salmaso2015Album
Jazz Ain't Nothin But SoulEsperanza Spalding2012Single
Black GoldEsperanza Spalding2012Single
Radio Music SocietyEsperanza Spalding2012Album
Tiny Desk ConcertEsperanza Spalding2011Album
Live La Maison De La Radio 2011Esperanza Spalding2011Album
Little FlyEsperanza Spalding2010Single
Chamber Music SocietyEsperanza Spalding2010Album
Heads Up International Presents Esperanza SpaldingEsperanza Spalding2008Single
EsperanzaEsperanza Spalding2008Album
JunjoEsperanza Spalding2006Album
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