This Sunday, April 7th, the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square will play host to an incredible musician that may not have yet moved onto your radar. Esperanza Spalding entered into the consciousness of a far wider audience when she became the first Jazz musician to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, in 2011. Her unique sound captivates audiences and touches the souls of even those that don’t traditionally think of themselves as Jazz fans.
Spalding exhibited her incredible musical prowess at a very young age, having already taught herself to play the violin by the age of five. She has spent her life dedicated to the study, understanding and expression of music. Along her journey into the discovery of music she has played many different instruments, but has developed a special relationship with the bass she is famous for playing.
Esperanza Spalding fuses the many influences she has absorbed throughout her life into her music. Her music exhibits elements of a wide variety of genres, combined with various cultural influences. The result is a mesmerizing sound expressed through the magical combination of her voice, bass and unique compositions. Her performance will seduce your ears and pull on your intellect. With her unique perspective, Spalding will lead you on a journey into the world of music—the likes of which you’ve never imagined. Tickets for Sunday’s performance are $45 and the show begins at 7:30pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a modern musician that will surely be one for the history books.