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Esperanza Spalding Casts First of “12 Little Spells” Online

The singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding yesterday (Oct. 7) released the first installment of her new musical suite, 12 Little Spells, which she is unveiling to the public online via her website and Facebook and Instagram accounts. Spalding is putting out the project piece by piece—or spell by spell, in her parlance—every day at 12:12 … Read More “Esperanza Spalding Casts First of “12 Little Spells” Online”

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Esperanza Spalding Receives Honorary Doctor of Music Degree From Berklee

At the commencement ceremony for the Berklee College of Music’s class of 2018, Esperanza Spalding was presented with an honorary doctor of music degree and also gave the commencement speech. Berklee President Roger H. Brown, who presented Spalding with the degree, noted that Spalding is the first recipient of an honorary degree who was also a … Read More “Esperanza Spalding Receives Honorary Doctor of Music Degree From Berklee”

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Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival To Celebrate Abbey Lincoln on May 4

The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, an annual Kennedy Center event honoring women in jazz, will celebrate the life and career of vocalist and NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln with a concert on May 4 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Performers at this year’s festival include 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne … Read More “Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival To Celebrate Abbey Lincoln on May 4”

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