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Esperanza Spalding is an American jazz bassist, cellist and singer, who draws upon many genres in her own compositions.

She was a musical prodigy, playing violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon at age five. She was later both self-taught and trained on multiple instruments, including guitar and bass. Her proficiency earned her scholarships to Portland State University and the Berklee College of Music. -Wikipedia
Birth Name: Esperanza Emily Spalding
Born: October 18, 1984 (age 39)
From: Portland, Oregon, United States
Jazz, jazz fusion, bossa nova, neo soul, R&B
Genre(s): Jazz, jazz fusion, bossa nova, neo soul, R&B
Instrument(s): Vocals, double bass, bass guitar, violin, cello
Occupation(s): Musician, composer, educator, bandleader
Active From: 2000–present
Associated Acts: Stanley Clarke, Patti Austin, Joe Lovano
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - "Swing Low"

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