Posts Tagged ‘Esperanza Spalding’

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Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens, but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered.

Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors.

Hosted by Rickey Smiley

Featuring:

LL COOL J, Robin Thicke, The Roots, Common, Jill Scott, Andra Day, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, DJ Z-Trip, Morris Day & The Time, Chante Moore, Will Downing, Marion Meadows, Smokie Norful

March 18, 2017, 4:00 pm – March 19, 2017, 11:00 pm

Hard Rock Stadium,  347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056, USA

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92Y Soul Jazz Festival
March 14 & 15

Join us for two nights of soul jazz-modern music with a deep foundation in groove and melody and the freedom of improvisation.

March 14
DJ Logic & Friends

Combining the sounds of soul jazz and nu-jazz, DJ Logic comes to 92Y with his closest friends to present an evening of unexpected, evocative songs.

DJ Logic, turntables
Lamont McCain, bass
James Hurt, keys
Justin Tyson, drums
Igmar Thomas, trumpet

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Joey DeFrancesco All-Star Band

Joey DeFrancesco brings a modern funky energetic approach to the Hammond B3 organ. His All-Star band performs with the funk, pulse and sweeping melodies from Jimmy Smith and others.

Joey DeFrancesco, organ
Brian Lynch, trumpet
George Garzone, tenor sax
Nir Felder, guitar
Billy Hart, drums

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Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope

Fresh from their latest album Mirage, Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope brings a shimmering, tender opening set of beautiful and fresh music, including “A New Day” and “Arrival” with electric quartet and string quartet.

Brian Landrus, baritone and bass saxophones, bass clarinet, bass flute
Billy Hart, drums
Nir Felder, guitar
Leo Genovese, piano, Rhodes
Lonnie Plaxico, electric and acoustic bass
Sara Caswell, violin
Joyce Hammann, violin
Judith Insell, viola
Jody Redhage, cello
Ryan Truesdell, conductor

March 15

Esperanza Spalding

92Y, 1395 Lexington Ave (at 92nd St), New York, NY 10128

Esperanza Spalding has announced world tour dates beginning April 18, 2012, as the bassist, vocalist and composer unveils the brilliant compositions of her new release, Radio Music Society into a dynamic “big band” format.

It has not taken Spalding long to emerge as one of the brightest lights in the musical world. Listeners familiar with her stunning 2008 Heads Up International debut, Esperanza, and her best-selling 2010 release Chamber Music Society, were well aware that the young bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Oregon was the real deal, with a unique and style-spanning presence, deeply rooted in jazz yet destined to make her mark far beyond the jazz realm. That judgment was confirmed on February 13, 2011, when Spalding became the first jazz musician to receive the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist.

Spalding’s latest release, Radio Music Society, set for March 20, 2012, is her most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet. Each of the 12 songs are accompanied by conceptual music videos, which further express her inspiration and story behind each track. Shot in various locations including New York City, Barcelona and Portland, all videos will be available to purchasers of Radio Music Society as a digital download or a DVD on the deluxe version.

Upcoming national TV appearances for Spalding include the Late Show with David Letterman, The View and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Look for features on Radio Music Society in O! Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Latina Style, Glamour, W Magazine, Essence, Vibe, Men’s Journal and Hemispheres in-flight magazine, as well as USA Today, the New York Times, Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

Fans of Spalding who purchase tickets thru Ticketmaster will receive a free song download of “City of Roses” from Radio Music Society, and in celebration of Black History Month, can purchase the e-single “Black Gold” (which includes a music video) on iTunes beginning February 7.

April 18 – Buffalo, NY – Center for the Arts – tickets onsale January 20

April 19 – Cleveland, OH – Metro Campus Auditorium – tickets onsale January 20

April 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall – tickets onsale January 20

April 22 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre – tickets onsale January 17

April 24 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre – tickets onsale January 27

April 25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom – tickets onsale January 27

April 27 – Hollywood, CA – The Music Box – tickets onsale January 21

April 28 – Phoenix, AZ – JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival – tickets onsale January 16

May 1 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – tickets onsale January 16

May 2 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – tickets onsale January 16

May 3 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – tickets on sale now

May 5 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre – tickets onsale January 20

May 23 – Paris, France – La Cigale – tickets onsale TBD

May 28 – London, UK – KoKo – tickets onsale TBD

June 27 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Jazz Festival – tickets onsale TBD

June 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre – tickets onsale now

June 30 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center – tickets onsale TBD

More dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Follow the Radio Music Society online at: www.esperanzaspalding.com.

Acclaimed bassist/singer/composer Esperanza Spalding will donate the dress she wore for her performance at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for President Obama to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 11 a.m.

The National Museum of American History will be collecting from Spalding as part of the museum’s women in jazz initiative, which began last April with Jazz Appreciation Month 2011.

In 2009, Spalding performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, at the invitation of President Obama. Spalding was most recently recognized for her musical talents in February 2011 when she became the first jazz musicians to win the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist. Born in Portland, Oregon, Spalding studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where she went on to become one of the youngest professors in the history of the college at the age of 20.

Chamber Music Society, Spalding’s most recent release, is a brilliant marriage of string and jazz trio, and a showcase for her eclectic sensibilities along with her vocal and compositional talents. Chamber Music Society spent ten weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums charts, and currently sits at No. 4.

Spalding next release, Radio Music Society, is scheduled for February 2012.

Source:  Concord Music Group

Esperanza Spalding, the first jazz musician to ever win the Best New Artist GRAMMY® Award, will be opening tour dates for Prince on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2011. The acclaimed bassist/singer/composer’s performances are part of Prince’s residency-style “Welcome 2 America” tour, which includes a 21-date stand in Los Angeles that began on April 14 at the Forum.

Spalding’s band for both dates features keyboardist Raymond Angry, saxophonist Joe Lovano, guitarist Jef Lee Johnson and drummer Terri Lynne Carrington.

Since December, Prince has played residency-style concert series in the New York area, North and South Carolina, and Oakland, California. Many of the shows have featured guest appearances and a series of stellar opening acts, including Spalding, Cee-Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and others.

Spalding combines the imaginative flights of a serious improviser with the musical accessibility of a pop star and within two years of her solo debut has beguiled success at nearly unimaginable heights. Esperanza, her 2008 release, spent over 70 weeks on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and was the most successful internationally selling debut that year.

Chamber Music Society, Spalding’s most recent release, is a brilliant marriage of string and jazz trio, and a showcase for her eclectic sensibilities along with her vocal and compositional talents. Chamber Music Society spent ten weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums charts, and currently sits at No. 2.

Source:  Concord Music Group

 

New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Crazy Love,” Michael Bublé

Latin Jazz Album: “Chucho’s Steps,” Chucho Valdes and The Afro-Cuban Messengers

Contemporary Jazz Album: “The Stanley Clarke Band,” The Stanley Clarke Band

Jazz Vocal Album: “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From >Dee Dee,” Dee Dee Bridgewater

Jazz Instrumental Album: “Moody 4B,” James Moody

Improvised Jazz Solo: “A Change is Gonna Come,” Herbie Hancock

Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard,” Mingus Big Band

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Imagine,” Herbie Hancock and Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)

Pop Instrumental Album: “Take Your Pick,” Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto

Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, is proud to announce that bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding has won the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist. Winners were announced by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. All nominations were for albums released from September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010.

Spalding is the first jazz musician to ever win the Best New Artist GRAMMY® Award. She was nominated along with Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & the Machine, and Mumford and Sons. Her inclusion in this mainstream category signified her considerable appeal to a broad audience.

“Esperanza is a phenomenal artist, and we’re thrilled about her GRAMMY® win,” says Mark Wexler, Senior Vice President and Label Manager, Jazz and Classics Group. “All of us at the Concord Music Group are delighted that she’s been honored by her peers in the music industry, and we’re proud to be a part of her success.”

Concord Music Group label manager Gene Rumsey added, “Esperanza embodies everything a ‘Best New Artist’ should: inspired vision, unique creativity and undeniable talent. The Concord team is extremely pleased to be associated with such an outstanding person and artist. We look forward to what will surely be an important and lasting career in music.”

Spalding combines the imaginative flights of a serious improviser with the musical accessibility of a pop star and within two years of her solo debut has beguiled success at nearly unimaginable heights. Esperanza, her 2008 release, spent over 70 weeks on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and was the most successful internationally selling debut that year.

Chamber Music Society, Spalding’s most recent release, is a brilliant marriage of string and jazz trio, and a showcase for her eclectic sensibilities along with her vocal and compositional talents. In January 2011, Chamber Music Society hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.

Other career highlights include two televised performances at the White House, a Banana Republic ad campaign, features in Oprah Magazine and The New Yorker, numerous awards and high profile tour dates, capped by an invitation to perform at the 2009 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

For nearly 20 years, Heads Up International has been successfully carving its niche in the world of contemporary instrumental music. Heads Up artists and releases have consistently landed on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz, Traditional Jazz and World Music charts, and have garnered numerous industry awards, including Billboard’s Contemporary Latin Jazz Album of the Year, the AFIM’s Independent Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, eight GRAMMY® Awards and numerous GRAMMY® nominations. Heads Up was also the winner of JazzWeek’s Radio Programmers Album of the Year Award for two consecutive years, and Gibson Guitar’s Best Female Jazz Guitarist. In addition to the awards and accolades, Heads Up artists have regularly captured the No. 1 slot in national radio airplay.


Esperanza 2011 Spring Tour

Date
Venue
Location
16-Feb-11 Blue Note Tokyo, Japan
17-Feb-11 Blue Note Tokyo, Japan
18-Feb-11 Blue Note Tokyo, Japan
19-Feb-11 Blue Note Tokyo, Japan
25-Feb-11 Portland Jazz Festival – Newmark Theater Portland, OR
26-Feb-11 Bovard Auditorium Los Angeles, CA
27-Feb-11 Campbell Hall Santa Barbara, CA
03-Mar-11 Shaftman Performance Hall Roanoke, VA
04-Mar-11 Weinberg Center Frederick, MD
05-Mar-11 Union County Arts Center Rahway, NJ
09-Mar-11 Finney Chapel – Oberlin College Oberlin, OH
11-Mar-11 Music Hall Detroit, MI
12-Mar-11 Ritz Theatre Jacksonville, FL
26-Mar-11 Capetown International Jazz Festival Cape Town, South Africa
30-Mar-11 Cully Jazz Festival Cully, Switzerland
01-Apr-11 Teatro Metropolitan Catania, Italy
02-Apr-11 Teatro Kursaal Santa Lucia Bari, Italy
05-Apr-11 Hangar 23 Rouen, France
06-Apr-11 Espace 1789 Ouen, France
08-Apr-11 Barbican Centre London, England
09-Apr-11 Palau de Congressos Girona, Spain
10-Apr-11 Auditori de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
12-Apr-11 Jazzablanca Festival Casablanca, Morocco