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Esperanza Spalding

Artist

Esperanza Spalding

WINS*

5

NOMINATIONS*

8

64th Annual GRAMMY Awards

WINNER

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Songwrights Apothecary Lab

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Through the 64th 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.

All GRAMMY Awards and Nominations for Esperanza Spalding

Wins

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Songwrights Apothecary Lab

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