Why See Esperanza Spalding?
Emily's D+Revolution Tour
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, Closed October 14, 2011
Performance date: 14 October 2011
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