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Friday Features: Esperanza Spalding

Today, I’m highlighting one of my favorite jazz artists of today, Esperanza Spalding. I discovered her on a road trip with my family 2 years ago. I listened to her second album Esperanza all the way home and wore the album out for two weeks.  I was infatuated with her that summer, the lightness of her voice, the thickness of her afro, her versatile from the proper cello, to the swinging upright bass, to the funky bass guitar. Luckily, it was shortly before the release of her most recent album Radio Music Society later that April.  Continue reading “Friday Features: Esperanza Spalding”

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Friday Features: Patti LaBelle

Hello all,

Today I pay tribute to the one of the few remaining true divas, Patti Labelle, whose birthday is tomorrow, as well as her music which is going to be in heavy rotation at Memorial Day family cookouts nationwide. Continue reading “Friday Features: Patti LaBelle”