Laura Mvula and Esperanza Spalding perform together, accompanied by the Jules Buckley’s orchestra at at the BBC Proms in london >> 11 MINUTES on RVM
 the Esperanza Spalding‘s Radio Music Society tour stops at Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, Argentina >> 38 MINUTES >>
 The Obamas have gathered various artists to celebrate poetry : Mayda del Valle, James Earl Jones, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Esperanza Spalding, Jamaica Osorio, Joshua Bennett and Lin-Manuel Miranda who will present a text about Alexander Hamilton, he presently works on, at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word >> 32 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Joe Lovano and Us Five – that is James Weidman (p), Esperanza Spalding (b), Francisco Mela (d), Otis Brown (d) – are at Jazzaldia in Donosti, San Sebastian, Spain >> 71 MINUTES >>
Esperanza Spalding : Berklee College of Music was the place where the pieces all came together and doors started opening. After a move to the opposite coast and three years of accelerated study, she not only earned a B.M., but also signed on as an instructor in 2005 at the age of 20 – an appointment that has made her one of the youngest faculty members in the history of the college.
@Facebook : If “esperanza” is the Spanish word for hope, then the bassist, vocalist and composer could not have been given a more fitting name at birth. Blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren, and a natural beauty that borders on the hypnotic, the prodigy-turned-pro might well be the hope for the future of jazz and instrumental music.
@last.fm : Spalding has gone through several phases, which have been well documented during her brief recording career. Her journey as a solo artist began with the 2006 release of Junjo, on the Spanish label Ayva Music, which featured pianist Aruán Ortiz and drummer Francisco Mela.