• Esperanza Spalding at J&R Music Fest - Listen Online

    August 25, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Esperanza Spalding at J&R Music Festival

    Bassist, composer, and singer Esperanza Spalding is starting her professional career on a fast upward trajectory. "With a bullet," as the record industry would say. She has plenty of star power, and she's parlayed her recent television appearances into a sideline attraction - putting new faces in the jazz crowd. Check out her set of music from the J&R Music Festival, and you'll see why. She's got skillz.
    Esperanza and the band - Leo Genovese on keys, Ricardo Vogt on guitar, Otis Brown III on drums - added serious panache to the day of free live music in City Hall Park.
    If you missed the show, listen to it now.
    -Josh

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