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ESPERANZA SPALDING

 

BIO: If “esperanza” is the Spanish word for hope, then bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding could not have been given a more fitting name at birth. Blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a m... (read more...)

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3/26 @ 10:34 AM
EspeSpalding - Excited to announce a few dates on my Emily's D+Evolution tour: 5/7 - @elreytheatre 5/15 - @lprnyc 5/16 - @ParadiseRockClb 5/17 - @TLAPhilly
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3/6 @ 12:36 PM
EspeSpalding - A most magical night with @Wayne_Shorter @DaniloPerezJAZZ @JohnJPatitucci @BrianBlade Clark Rundell & PNRSO! http://t.co/2QpdHSiqXG
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12/31 @ 4:16 PM
EspeSpalding - Thank you @honornyc and @Bynataliefrigo for the beautiful artwear. Happy New Year!!!! http://t.co/y0dYEyyS7t
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