11/15/12

Esperanza Spalding To Host Benefit Concert for Free the Slaves

Gretchen Parlato, Bobby McFerrin will join the bassist/vocalist

Esperanza Spalding, the bassist and vocalist, will host and perform at a benefit concert for Free the Slaves, a human rights organization dedicated to eradicating slavery and human trafficking worldwide. The show takes place at City Winery in New York City on Dec. 4 at 8:00 p.m. Spalding will be joined by vocalists Bobby McFerrin and Gretchen Parlato and various special guests to be announced. She will perform with two groups for the show: a jazz quartet and the Chamber Music Society band.

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Bobby McFerrin
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Gretchen Parlato
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2010 Grammy award winner for best new artist Esperanza Spalding
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Esperanza Spalding
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One hundred percent of all ticket sales, live auction items and merchandise will go to Free the Slaves. For tickets, visit Free the Slaves Tickets.

Free the Slaves is described in a press release as “an international human rights non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating slavery and human trafficking worldwide.” For more information, visit Free the Slaves.

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