Esperanza Spalding at the Modlin Center 

Wednesday, Oct. 12

click to enlarge night41_esperanza_spalding.jpg
With her clear, high voice and supple low playing, bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding won the 2011 Grammy for best new artist. In a way it was surprising — no jazz artist had won and teenage hitmaker Justin Bieber was heavily favored. In another way it seems inevitable, because there’s inherently more credibility in voting for a breakout virtuoso than for an adolescent heartthrob, and the Spalding’s record “The Chamber Music Society” is a winning mixture of seriousness and light, blending an eclectic selection of covers with her poetic compositions. Young and pretty, model-slim with a huge post-Afro mane, the Grammy recognition has launched her career into first-rank orbit. Esperanza Spalding plays a sold out show at University of Richmond’s Modlin Center on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. $22-$45. 289-8980.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

  • Re: Eye Catching

    • Thanks for sharing this article. A beautiful pair of sunglasses that perfectly match your face…

    • on March 24, 2017
  • Re: Event Pick: The Church Hill Irish Festival

    • The Irish Festival is a 2-day event. Saturday March 25 & Sunday March 26

    • on March 23, 2017
  • Re: Event Pick: Meet-A-Bandmate for First Time’s The Charm RVA

    • Hey Scott, you can feel free to send me information about your background and music…

    • on March 23, 2017
  • More »
  • Copyright © 2017 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation