Esperanza Spalding

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Birthday
18, 1984
Birthplace
Oregon
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Oregon

About

Jazz bassist and singer who won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, as well as three others. She has worked with groups like Free the Slaves to end human trafficking.

Before Fame

She left the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at fifteen after becoming a concertmaster.

Trivia

Her album Radio Music Society sold more than 114,000 copies in the United States.

Family Life

She came from a Welsh, Hispanic, and Native American background on her mother's side, while her father was African-American.

Associated With

She has cited Ella Fitzgerald as an inspiration.

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