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Esperanza Spalding

Joe Lovano “Us Five”

by The Staff January 17, 2013

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  Grammy-winning sax man Joe Lovano is reason enough to wander over to the Swyer Theatre at the Egg on Sunday evening, but his “Us Five” collaboration make this show a can’t-miss. The other musicians who make ...

The Egg

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

by Jeff Nania June 27, 2012

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Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is celebrating its 35th year this weekend, and it has a lineup of stellar acts including nine Grammy Award winners. From jazz-scene mainstays like Diana Krall (pictured) and Christian McBride, to ...

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Neighborhood of Make-Believe

by Josh Potter January 26, 2011

It’s tempting to write 400 words on Esperanza Spalding’s Afro alone—that incredible gravity-defying orb, which, like the one belonging to Erykah Badu, seems the indelible mark of superior soul—but that wouldn’t leave much for her ...

Esperanza Spalding

by The Staff January 19, 2011

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Look over there, behind the upright bass. Look closer . . . there she is! Esperanza Spalding, the little gal with the big instrument and bigger chops (and hair), comes to the Egg this week ...

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