By the time she was five years old, Esperanza Spalding was already playing violin live in front of audiences at the Chamber Music Society of Oregon. Now, at the age of 31, she is a four-time Grammy winner and has performed onstage at the Oscars, the Nobel Prize Ceremony, and the White House. While her music is essentially grounded in jazz traditions, Spalding has formed a genre entirely of her own.
Spalding’s proficiency on multiple instruments and her fantastical inner world come to life more vividly than ever on her latest project, Emily’s D+Evolution. The record has been described as “an awakening of her inner child”, and tackles the chaotic and twisted inner turmoil one deals with when in conflict. Unlike her previous projects, visuals for Emily’s D+Evolution incorporate stage design, movement, and acting into Spalding’s musical storytelling practice.
In support of her latest project, Spalding will tour extensively across the country. The album can be pre-ordered now with three tracks readily available for digital download. Emily’s D+Evolution will be released in deluxe edition March 4, 2016.
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