Esperanza Spalding (born October 18, 1984) an American multi-instrumentalist best known as a jazz bassist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions. She won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award.
2009 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and Concert
On December 10, at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, Spalding performed at Oslo City Hall in honor of the 2009 Laureate President Barack Obama and again at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert the following day. She was personally selected by Obama himself, as per the tradition of one laureate-invited-artist to perform.
2009 Park City Jazz Festival
Spalding also was the featured final act for the opening night of the 2009 Park City Jazz Festival in Park City, Utah, one of the top jazz festivals in the country. She closed the show with a number along with bass artists Brian Bromberg and Sean O'Bryan Smith, who also performed earlier that day.
2010 BET Awards
As a tribute to Prince, Spalding was inviting to sing along with Patti LaBelle, Alicia Keys, and Janelle Monae. Spalding performed the 1987 hit single "If I Was Your Girlfriend."
2010 Austin City Limits (PBS-TV)
On February 7, 2010, Spalding became the most searched person and second most searched item on Google as a result of her appearance the previous evening on the acclaimed PBS television program Austin City Limits .
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Esperanza Spalding - Precious
Esperanza Spalding | Chamber Music Society
Esperanza Spalding Live in Copenhagen