Highlights: 2014 / 2015 Season
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 250 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
14 Oct 2011
Esperanza Spalding challenges and redefines modern music!
Esperanza Spalding is in the midst of a huge career evolution. Having emerged in the early 2000's as the anointed savior of modern jazz (who beat out Justin Bieber to a Best New Artists Grammy), she's dispatched with her traditional arrangements and created an arty new persona, Emily D, who takes jazz into a whole new progressive direction. Her accompanying tour is an eclectic mix of music, narrative and performance art, which really delves into the childhood themes at the heart of her new album Emily D's+Revolution.
Esperanza has said "My hope for this group is to create a world around each song, there are a lot of juicy themes and stories in the music. We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video, and the movement of our bodies." Catch her when she plays Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, PA, showing for one date only on 14 Oct 2011!
Opening night: 14 October 2011
Closing night: 14 October 2011
image: David Becker
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