Esperanza Spalding plays “Tell Him” at The White House

14 Feb

Have you heard? Jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding won a Grammy last night for Best New Artist! She’s relatively unknown compared to the folks she was up against (Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons).

The White House tweeted this video of her playing “Tell Him” at The White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009. If you don’t know her sound, this is a great way to play catch-up.

PS: Her website is down right now, presumably from everyone trying to figure out who she is.


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