Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society

Academy of Music
Broad St & Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In her new live show, bassist, vocalist, and composer Esperanza Spalding transforms the brilliant compositions of her new release, Radio Music Society, into a dynamic, live 'big band' format. Inspired by her desire to write for a large ensemble, Spalding has crafted her performances to spotlight the talents of her remarkable 12-piece band. Weaving high-caliber artists into the context of a big band could be a challenge, but not for Spalding. Her ability to combine musical styles makes her writing accessible to audiences across the spectrum--and her dynamic live performances are nothing less than exhilarating. Radio Music Society is a companion release to Spalding's previous internationally-acclaimed Chamber Music Society, which won her the Best New Artist Grammy® Award in 2011. Radio Music Society is Esperanza's most diverse, ambitious, and masterful work yet. Each of the 12 songs is accompanied by conceptual music videos, which further express Spalding's inspiration and the story behind each track.

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