Bassist

Esperanza Spalding

  • Oct 18, 1984 (age 35)
  • 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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2019
12 Little Spells
AlbumMay 10, 2019

12 Little Spells

12 Little Spells is the seventh studio album by American …
12 Little Spells is the seventh studio album by American jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding. It was released on October 19, 2018, by Concord Records. Each song was released individually from October 7–18, 2018 and each track also contains a music video.
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Best Jazz Vocal Album
Award2019

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Won award for "12 Little Spells".
Grammy Award
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals
Nomination2019

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Voc…

Nominated for "12 Little Spells".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Nomination2019

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Nominated for "12 Little Spells".
Grammy Award
2017
Exposure
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AlbumDec 13, 2017

Exposure

Exposure is the sixth studio album by bassist and vocalist …
Exposure is the sixth studio album by bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding. It was released on December 16, 2017, by Concord Records. It is a limited edition album, with only 7,777 copies being available.
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Roman J. Israel, Esq.
MovieSep 10, 2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is …
ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm.
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2016
Luke Cage
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TV ShowSep 30, 2016

Luke Cage

Marvel's Luke Cage, or simply Luke Cage, is an American web …
Marvel's Luke Cage, or simply Luke Cage, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the third in a series of shows that lead to The Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, with Coker serving as showrunner.
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Emily's D+Evolution
AlbumMar 4, 2016

Emily's D+Evolution

Emily's D+Evolution is the fifth studio album by the …
Emily's D+Evolution is the fifth studio album by the American musician Esperanza Spalding, released on 4 March 2016 on Concord Records. The album was co-produced by Spalding and longtime David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti. On the album, Spalding sings through the alter ego of Emily, which is her middle name. In an interview, Spalding stated that Emily "is a spirit, or a being, or an aspect who I met, or became aware of. I recognize that my job...is to be her arms and ears and voice and body".
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2015
Miles Ahead
MovieOct 11, 2015

Miles Ahead

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.
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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
TV ShowJan 19, 2015

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

The Nightly Show with Larry …
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is a 2015-2016 American late-night panel talk show hosted by Larry Wilmore that aired for two seasons on Comedy Central. The show was a spin-off of The Daily Show, which featured Wilmore as a recurring contributor. It aired Monday through Thursday at 11:30 PM (ET) following The Daily Show. It served as a replacement for The Colbert Report, which aired in the same time-slot from October 2005 to December 2014.
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2013
The Arsenio Hall Show
TV ShowSep 9, 2013

The Arsenio Hall Show

Nineteen years after the …
Nineteen years after the original run, Hall returned with another season of his late-night talk show. The show predominately featured African-American celebrities.
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2012
Radio Music Society
AlbumMar 20, 2012

Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society is the fourth studio album by Esperanza …
Radio Music Society is the fourth studio album by Esperanza Spalding, which was released through the record label Heads Up International on March 20, 2012. The album earned Spalding Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the track, "City of Roses".
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SongMar 20, 2012

I Can't Help It
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SongMar 20, 2012

Black Gold
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SongMar 20, 2012

Smile Like That
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Nomination2012

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Voc…

Nominated for "City Of Roses".
Grammy Award
Nomination2012

Soul Train Music Centric Certified Award

Nominated for Soul Train Music Centric Certified Award.
Best Music Film
Nomination2012

Best Music Film

Nominated for "Radio Music Society".
Grammy Award
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Nomination2012

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Nominated for "Radio Music Society".
Grammy Award
Award2012

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Voc…

Won award for "City Of Roses".
Grammy Award
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.Com)
Nomination2012

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (…

Nominated for "Radio Music Society".
Soul Train Music Award
Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.Com)
Award2012

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (…

Won award for "Radio Music Society".
Soul Train Music Award
Nomination2012

Favorite Female Music Artist

Nominated for ALMA Award …
Nominated for ALMA Award For Favorite Female Music Artist.
ALMA Award
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Award2012

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Won award for "Radio Music Society".
Grammy Award
2010
Chamber Music Society
AlbumAug 17, 2010

Chamber Music Society

Chamber Music Society is …
Chamber Music Society is the third studio album by American bassist Esperanza Spalding. After Spalding's Grammy win, the album re-entered the Billboard 200 at number 34 with sales of 18,000. A video was made for the song "Little Fly". The song is a poem by William Blake set to music by Spalding.
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SongAug 17, 2010

Wild Is the Wind
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SongAug 17, 2010

Little Fly
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Nomination2010

Best New Artist

Nominated for Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Grammy Award
Award2010

Best New Artist

Won Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Grammy Award
2009
The Mo'Nique Show
TV ShowOct 5, 2009

The Mo'Nique Show

The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted …
The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted by comedian actress Mo'Nique. Aired on BET, the series began October 5, 2009. The show's second and final season premiered on Monday, October 4, 2010.
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Skavlan
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TV ShowJan 16, 2009

Skavlan

Skavlan is a Norwegian-Swedish television talk show hosted …
Skavlan is a Norwegian-Swedish television talk show hosted by Norwegian journalist Fredrik Skavlan. It premiered in Sweden on Sveriges Television (SVT) in January 2009, and the first guests to appear on the show were former Prime Minister of Sweden Göran Persson and his wife Anitra Steen. On 8 May 2009, it was announced that Skavlan had been renewed for a second season. It was also announced that the show would no longer only be produced by SVT in Sweden; Skavlan would now be partly produced in Norway by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). The first twelve episodes of Skavlan's second season were produced by SVT in Sweden, and the remaining twelve by NRK in Norway. It is now produced by Monkberry, who took over production duties from the 4th season, run by presenter Fredrik Skavlan and producer Marianne Torp-Kierulf.
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2008
SongMay 20, 2008

Samba Em Prelúdio
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Esperanza
AlbumMay 20, 2008

Esperanza

Esperanza is the second studio album by the American …
Esperanza is the second studio album by the American bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding. It was released on May 20, 2008. Being exposed to many different cultural impressions while growing up, Spalding sings in three different languages here: English, Spanish and Portuguese. After Spalding's Grammy Award win in February 2011, the album entered the Billboard 200 at 138.
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SongMay 20, 2008

Precious
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2006
Junjo
AlbumApr 18, 2006

Junjo

Junjo is the debut album by American bassist and …
Junjo is the debut album by American bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding. It was released on 18 April 2006 on the Spanish label Ayva Music.
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2004
Tavis Smiley
TV ShowJan 5, 2004

Tavis Smiley

The Tavis Smiley Show was an American public …
The Tavis Smiley Show was an American public broadcasting radio talk show. A television show, simply titled Tavis Smiley, was a late-night television program on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Both shows featured Tavis Smiley as host.
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2003
Real Time with Bill Maher
TV ShowFeb 21, 2003

Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher is …
Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. Much like his previous series Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central and later ABC, Real Time features a panel of guests who discuss current events in politics and the media. Unlike the previous show, guests are usually better versed in the subject matter: more experts such as journalists, professors, and politicians participate in the panel, and fewer actors and celebrities are included.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
TV ShowJan 26, 2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created …
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, and broadcast on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, 2003 at Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood, California as part of ABC's lead-out programming for Super Bowl XXXVII. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is produced by Jackhole Productions in association with ABC Studios. Having aired for more than twice as long as either The Dick Cavett Show (1969–1975) or Politically Incorrect (1997–2002), it is the longest running late-night talk show on the network.
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1996
The Daily Show
TV ShowJul 22, 1996

The Daily Show

The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news …
The Daily Show is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. It airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often uses self-referential humor as well.
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1993
Late Show with David Letterman
TV ShowAug 30, 1993

Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David …
Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:35 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday to Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.
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1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
TV ShowMay 25, 1992

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay …
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992, to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February 6, 2014.
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1985
Rock in Rio
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TV ShowJan 11, 1985

Rock in Rio

Live broadcasts of the Rock in Rio festival which has become …
Live broadcasts of the Rock in Rio festival which has become one of the largest music festival experiences in the world since its inception in 1985.
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1984
Esperanza Spalding
BirthOctober 1984

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding was born.
1974
Nova
TV ShowMar 3, 1974

Nova

Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science …
Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston since 1974. It is broadcast on PBS in the U.S., and in more than 100 other countries. The series has won many major television awards.
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