Back in May whilst on our annual Florida 'first dose of sunshine for the year' vacation, I picked up this cd, 'Chamber Music Society' by Esperanza Spalding, purely because the cover was so eye-catching! I was not disappointed. I'm not familiar with or a fan of jazz music so this is totally different for me but I'm loving this.
The Chamber Music Society won Esperanza Spalding a 'Best New Artist' Grammy back in 2010, the first of its kind given to a pure jazz musician. And since then her star has risen even higher. She has appeared in Banana Republic ads, and performed at the White House and the Nobel Peace Prize concert, to name just a few.
Not only is she a very talented musician and singer, she also rocks a fabulous afro and super cool wardrobe too.
Great article here in the New York Times 'Style' Magazine where you read all about her music, career and rise to jazz fame.