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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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Two superb jazz singers will share the stage at Segerstrom Center as four-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves and rising vocalist and Grammy winner Gregory Porter perform on January 16 in the Renee and H... (more...)


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September 18, 2014

The 29-year-old 2011 Best New Artist Grammy Award winner (the only jazz artist to ever win it) is described as totally cool. The fact that she sings and is a bass and cello virtuoso is totally awesome... (more...)


HBO to Debut Documentary JOSHUA BELL: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS, 10/14HBO to Debut Documentary JOSHUA BELL: A YOUNGARTS MASTERCLASS, 10/14
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The next edition of their three-time Emmy-nominated HBO Family Documentary Special will be Joshua Bell: A YoungArts MasterClass. Filmed in New York City and London, the program features internationall... (more...)


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September 11, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2014-15 Jazz series with the LIONEL LOUEKE TRIO, featuring Lionel Loueke, voice and guitar, Ferenc Nemeth, drums, and Massimo Biolcat... (more...)


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Billy Childs to Open Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season, 10/17Billy Childs to Open Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season, 10/17
August 12, 2014

When composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs was introduced to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro at the age of 11, he was left with a powerful and lasting impression ... (more...)


Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition WinnerExclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
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The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and relea... (more...)


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Singer-Songwriter Lilla Releases Her Second Album 'The Awakening'Singer-Songwriter Lilla Releases Her Second Album 'The Awakening'
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Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014. (more...)


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Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce its June 2014 schedule. All June performances at Blue Note Jazz Club will be ... (more...)


New Jersey Jazz Society to Present The Bria Skonberg Quartet, Feat. Tia Fuller and Nicki Parrott, 3/30New Jersey Jazz Society to Present The Bria Skonberg Quartet, Feat. Tia Fuller and Nicki Parrott, 3/30
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Nir Felder's Debut Album Out Today
January 21, 2014

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January 15, 2014

For guitarist Nir Felder, the song's the thing. His debut album Golden Age, out January 21st via OKeh, is now streaming in full with The New York Times. (more...)


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January 14, 2014

For guitarist Nir Felder, the song's the thing. His debut album Golden Age, out January 21st via OKeh, is now streaming in full with The New York Times. Golden Age puts Nir's skills as a composer and ... (more...)


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Dan Blake with Mivos Quartet to Play Roulette, 12/8Dan Blake with Mivos Quartet to Play Roulette, 12/8
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Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding Join Forces at Segerstrom Center This WeekendGeri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding Join Forces at Segerstrom Center This Weekend
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Three of today's leading ladies of jazz, Geri Allen (piano), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums) and Esperanza Spalding (bass), also known as the trio ACS, will take to the stage at Segerstrom Center for th... (more...)


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WBGO Travel is offering special round-trip buses from Boston and New York City to the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival that include admission to the festival for the full day, food & beverage on the festiva... (more...)


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