Posts Tagged: Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding Wins “Best New Artist” With Stunning Grammy Upset; Orchard Artists Take Home 3 Other Trophies


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With all due respect to Arcade Fire, the 53rd Grammy Awards’ most surprising moment came when prodigiously talented but relatively unknown jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding beat out  Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, and Justin freaking Bieber in the “Best New Artist” category. (Bieber nation was NOT amused).  Jazz lovers might… Read more »

Grammy Countdown: Esperanza Spalding for “Best New Artist”


Congratulations to jazz bassist, vocalist, and Prince buddy Esperanza Spalding, who is nominated for a “Best New Artist” Grammy. On Feb 13, Spalding will go against Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, and Mumford & Sons for the trophy. Beforehand, she’ll co-host a pre-Grammy extravaganza featuring performances from Buddy Guy, Cyndi Lauper, and Mavis… Read more »