65th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival
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Through the 65th GRAMMY Awards
"Jazz has always been a melting pot of influences and I plan to incorporate them all."
- Born Esperanza Emily Spalding Oct. 18, 1984, in Portland, Oregon
- After her GRAMMY win for Best New Artist for 2010, Spalding's third album, Chamber Music Society, re-entered the Billboard 200 at No. 34 and became the best-selling contemporary jazz album of the year.
- Spalding earned her first GRAMMY win for Best New Artist for 2010.
- Spalding became the youngest faculty member at the Berklee College of Music at age 20.
- Spalding performed with GRAMMY Camp — Jazz Session students during GRAMMY Week in 2012. She also participated in GRAMMY U SoundChecks installments, having a discussion and live performance with students, in New York (2012), Washington, D.C., (2013) and New Orleans (2016).
- The bassist/singer organized a benefit concert for Free the Slaves, an organization that raises awareness about slavery worldwide. She donated a portion of the proceeds from her spring 2013 tour to environmental group Earthjustice.