Ladies have played a leading role in the development of jazz from the days of vocalists Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith to Ella, Billie and Sarah.. but the bebop era produced great female instrumentalists Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, Hazel Scott, and Marian McPartland, today a new generation of ladies are taking it up a notch.
Esperanza Spalding, blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren, has exploded on the scene.
Esperanza has taken the media by storm, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS Saturday Early Show, the 84th Academy Awards, Austin City Limits, JazzWeek Award for Record of the Year, appearances at every major jazz festival in the world, albums on top of the Billboard charts, an invitation from President Obama to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize
Concert, and at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards show she won the music industry’s most prestigious prize – GRAMMY FOR “BEST NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR”. At 27, Esperanza is the new face of jazz worldwide!
Terri Lyne Carrington as drummer and composer has crafted an eclectic brand of jazz that incorporates elements of bebop, soul, funk and much more, she is a GRAMMY awardee, and has been featured with jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, James Moody, Partice Rushin, and Esperanza Spalding, she is the leader of the groundbreaking all-female band Matrix.
On this JAZZ ROOTS concert we bring together two of the leading female artists that are taking jazz to new heights. Make way for the LADIES of JAZZ!
When: Friday, October 19, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Cobb Energy Centre – 2800 Cobb Gallarie Parkway – Atlanta, GA
Tickets: $26 – $77
Who was the featured drummer on Esperanza’s debut CD release?
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, October 17, 2012