Esperanza Spalding is an American jazz musician. She taught herself to play violin at the age of 4, and by the age of 5 had joined a city orchestra. By the age of 15, she was the orchestra's concertmaster, and had also taught herself to play the cello, guitar, bass, double bass, and to sing. She has won four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist in 2011, making her the first jazz artist ever to recieve that award. She sings in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Full Name Esperanza Emily Spalding
Who musician
Birth Date October 18, 1984
Born Portland, Oregon, USA
Country United States

Portland State University

Berklee College of Music

Father unknown
Mother unknown
Spouse none
Siblings Hoben Spalding
Children none
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