Pittsburgh will be treated to a marvelously incendiary performance when virtuoso Esperanza Spalding makes the August Wilson Center her home for an evening of musical wizardry as she performs songs from her latest collection: Emily’s D+Evolution.
As she continues to blaze a trail through her multi-dimensional jazz repertoire, Spalding truly exudes an existential ability to fuse multiple genres of music into arrangements that simply make the soul happy. Whether you end up tapping your feet from the electric guitar and off beats, or bobbing your head to her soulful and rangy vocals, it’s sure to be an experience of auditory excellence and extreme originality.
Spalding, who graduated from Berklee College of Music and became the school’s youngest instructor at the age of twenty, has four Grammy’s to her name, and has performed at the Oscars, the Nobel Prize ceremony, the Grammy’s, and multiple times at The White House.
Her indelible musical acumen is expansive in time and space for only 31 years old. A truly old soul rooted in the fundamentals, Spalding will continue to extract originality for many years to come. As we lose earth-shattering talents like Prince, Spalding ushers in an age of morosely lovable compositions that pay homage to the visceral and undulating ideals of our musical landscape.
Emily’s D+ Evolution is a one-night only performance on Friday, October 7th. For more information and ticket sales, visit The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.