EXCLUSIVE: Esperanza Spaulding
EXCLUSIVE: Esperanza Spalding says "It’s an Honor" to Be Nominated for Best New Artist Grammy
By Grace Bastidas | 02/11/2011 - 11:00

Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding has opened for Prince, performed for President Obama and now she’s up for a Best New Artist award at this Sunday’s Grammys. If you don’t know who she is, you better catch up—fast. The 27-year-old multi-lingual singer, bassist, composer and arranger is a pretty big deal in the jazz world and beyond. Just listen to her third album, Chamber Music Society, and you’ll realize why. We recently got a chance to chat with her, and here’s what she had to say:

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Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding to Perform at Grammy Awards
By Irasema Romero | 02/03/2011 - 12:44

Best New Artist nominee, Esperanza Spalding will be performing at this year's Grammy Awards

The up-and-coming Latina singer/songwriter is the first Jazz singer to be nominated in the breakthrough artist category in 35 years, and she's in good company with fellow nominees like Justin Bieber, and Drake. 

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