Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding BirthdayEsperanza Emily Spalding[2] (born October 18, 1984) is an American jazz bassist and singer. Spalding was raised in Portland, Oregon, and was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at five years old. She was later both self-taught and -trained on a number of instruments, including guitar and bass. Her proficiency earned her scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music. In 2017, she was appointed Professor of the Practice of Music at Harvard University. See for more.

Hold on Me live

I Can’t Help It

Black Gold

I know You know


at the White House Poetry Jam


Black Gold

Endangered Species

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