esperanza=hope for jazz


Jozen Cummings profiles Esperanza Spalding at The Root. The brilliant and talented jazz bassist and vocalist defied jazz’s decline to sell 72,000 copies of her self-titled debut album in 2008. Her latest, Chamber Music Society, debuted at #1 on I-tunes, Amazon, Billboard’s Heetseeker chart, and the CMJ Jazz chart.

New Yorkers can see this dynamo perform live at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on September 30!

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About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at Ms.blog, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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