Esperanza Spalding Jazz Genius?

Esperanza Spalding The 21st Century’s Jazz Genius?

In a well-written article for National Public Radio’s  Lara Pellagrinelli makes the case for why Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century’s Jazz Genius.

“Spalding has undeniably made her mark within that male-dominated, musically conservative field. At the same time, she’s also shown her capacity to operate irrespective of its borders, an unusual achievement irrespective of her gender.

She didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. A native of Portland, Ore., Spalding played classical violin as a child and gigged in an indie band on bass as a teenager. She graduated from the Berklee College of Music in only three years, becoming,…”

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