Esperanza Spalding Casts a Spell with Her Brand of Jazz

Esperanza Spalding Casts a Spell with Her Brand of Jazz

Jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding has been hailed as a prodigy on the acoustic double bass, but she made a name for herself when she became the spoiler alert in 2011 snatching the GRAMMY for Best New Artist from the obvious favorite of the night, Justin Bieber, and...
Pianist Robert Glasper Introduces Jazz to New Audiences

Pianist Robert Glasper Introduces Jazz to New Audiences

Hailed as the gateway into jazz for younger audiences, America’s jazz soundtrack wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the musical stylings of GRAMMY Award winner Robert Glasper. Diversifying Jazz Glasper’s music has helped to propel the genre forward by taking hip...