The first jazz musician to ever win a Grammy back in 2011 for Best New Artist is the lovely and talented Esperanza Spalding, who will be gracing the stage of The Byham Theater next Friday, October 5. The multilingual artist is able to sing in Spanish, English and Portugese and plays the upright bass in many of her songs. In addition to her diverse talents and accolades, Spalding was hired at the age of 20 to teach at the Berklee College of Music, making her one of the youngest instructors in the institution’s history. After the release of her third album, Radio Music Society, a project she hoped would showcase jazz musicians in an accessible manner for mainstream radio, she dropped 2011’s Chamber Music Society, making her the best-selling contemporary jazz artist and album of the year. If you’re a fan of jazz in the slightest, there’s really no excuse to miss this show.
Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased here. The Byham Theater is located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District downtown on 6th Avenue, an intimate, seated venue appropriate for fans of any age. At 28, Spalding displays a maturity and musicianship far beyond her years. Check her out in action below:
We were lucky enough to score a pair of tickets to give away for the show. To enter, follow the Rafflecopter instructions below and tell us what your favorite Pittsburgh Cultural Trust show or event has been to-date! We’ll select a winner at random on Tuesday, October 2nd. Good luck!
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