If you like Esperanza Spalding…..

I have been so pleased to see the self-disciplined, hip, and oh-so-talented Esperanza Spalding getting her spotlight lately. Thought I would share a clip of her and then branch out and show you some other folks that you might like.


Here is ES performing “I Know You Know”

Want to get your scat on? Check out Dee Dee Bridgewater singing “Bye Bye Black Bird”

Be a bit patient on this one but check out Herbie Hancock performing “Watermelon Man.”

Here is Jill Scott “Getting’ in the Way”

The ultimate jazz/rock cross over concert, Miles Davis at the Isle of Wight Festival

For something a little easier to listen to, here’s Janelle Monae’s video for “Tightrope”

More Miles from “Filles of Kilamanjaro”

Here is Janelle Monae again, singing “Smile”

And to close — The amazing Lauryn Hill singing “Adam Lives in Theory”

One response to “If you like Esperanza Spalding…..”

  1. Great picks. I had never heard Janelle Monae before. Apparently I need to get her album immediately. How about Shuggie Otis – “Aht Uh Mi Head” and Gloria Jones – “Share My Love”?

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