Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 12:30 pm


GRINNELL, IA—Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding will perform on the Grinnell College campus on Wed., Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel.

A solo performer, Spalding creates a modern chamber music group with her improvisation and arrangements for jazz, folk, world and classical music. Her 2008 release “Esperanza” launched her solo career with more than 70 weeks on Billboard’s contemporary jazz charts.

Her latest project “Chamber Music Society” uses her “years of classical training, instrumental chops, multi-lingual voice, and natural beauty” to create a hypnotic show. She has been profiled in The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Women on the Rise,” and nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association as Up and Coming Artist of the Year.

Tickets are required for this free public performance and may be obtained at the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts box office, beginning Fri., Dec. 3, noon to 5 p.m. Limited tickets are also available from the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell.

Spalding’s performance is sponsored by the Grinnell College Public Events Committee. Herrick Chapel is located at 1233 Park St. on the Grinnell College campus. Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. If accommodations are needed, please contact the event’s sponsoring organization as soon as possible to make a request. For ticket questions, call 641-269-3101 or go tohttp://www.grinnell.edu/car/confops/publicevents/.