Esperanza Spalding Debut Album, Letterman Tonight!, World Tour

Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding (whose first names means “hope” in Spanish) creates a beautifully exotic jazz sound over which she croons with the voice walking the line between angel and seductress. With her unmatched instrumental virtuoso and compelling vocals, she’ll undoubtedly challenge and expand your perceptions of jazz.

Having recently released debut album Esperanza on Heads Up, Spalding will bring her sound to the stage this summer (dates below). Tonight, you can catch her performing on “Late Show with David Letterman.” Tune in and/or set your TiVo, you don’t want to miss what is sure to be a beautiful performance!

Tour Dates:
6/07 – Philadelphia, PA/Festival Pier At Penn’s Landing “The Roots Picnic
6/10 – Los Angeles, CA/Catalina Bar & Grill
6/12 – Oakland, CA/Yoshi’s Oakland
6/26 – Alexandria, VA/Birchmere
7/12 – Copenhagen, DEN/Haveselskabet
7/16 – Pori, FIN/Otava Factory
7/17 – Pori, FIN/Porin Teatteri
7/18/08 – Pori, FIN/Kirjurinluoto Arena “Pori Jazz Festival”
7/19 – Stockholm, SWE/Skeppsholmen “Stockholm Jazz Festival”
8/05 – Buffalo, NY/University At Buffalo
8/06 – Cleveland Heights, OH/Nighttown
8/30 – Detroit, MI/Detroit International Jazz Festival
9/03 – Osaka, JPN/Billboard Live Osaka
9/04 – Fukuoka, JPN/Billboard Live Fukuoka
9/05 – Tokyo, JPN/Billboard Live Tokyo
9/06 – Tokyo, JPN/Billboard Live Tokyo
9/15 – Amsterdam, NET/Bimhuis
9/19 – Bergen, NOR/Sardinen USF
9/20 – Trondheim, NOR/Dokkhuset
9/24 – Copenhagen, DEN/Jazz House
9/25 – Skerninge, DEN/Giant Steps
9/26 – Goteborg, SWE/Nefertiti
9/27 – Stockholm, SWE/Fasching Jazz Club
9/28 – Helsingborg, SWE/Dunkers Kulturhus
10/04 – Falmouth, MA/TBA
10/22 – Rio de Janeiro, BRZ/Marina del Gloria
10/24 – Sao Paulo, BRZ/Auditorio Do Ibirapuera

Esperanza Spalding: website | myspace | sample “Precious” | sample “I Know You Know” | sample “Fall In”


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