Esperanza Spalding is an American singer and Jazz bassist. She has gained popularity as a musical prodigy. She is a well-renowned female bassist. Moreover, she has won four Grammy Awards from her jazz music career.
In 2017, she was appointed as professor of the practice for music at Harvard University. At the age of five, she started to play the violin in the Chamber Music Society of Oregon. Let us scroll down to know more about her details in the topics like personal life and profession.
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Esperanza Spalding: Bio, Family, Education
The talented bassist was born on 18 October 1984, in Portland, Oregon, the United States. She was born to African-American parents of American, Hispanic, And Welsh ancestry. She grew up along with her brother King, Alberta.
Looking at her education, due to her illness, she was homeschooled during her elementary school period. Later, she joined at Portland State University to study music on scholarship. Afterward, she enrolled at Berklee College of Music to improve her musical skills.
Esperanza Spalding: Profession & Achievements
She began her musical career with live performances in clubs in Portland. She was a teenager then. Before becoming popular, she had done several odd jobs for a living. It includes jobs like waitress and a worker at foster care homes. She even worked as a carpenter. In April 2006, the jazz bassist released her critically acclaimed debut album “Junjo”. Then she recorded her second studio album ‘Esperanza’ in 2008. She has also performed various events with her bandmates. They are Otis Brown(drummer), Donald Harrison Jr. (saxophonist), Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez (drummer sensation), and Pianist Leo Genovese.
She has worked with notable artist like Stanley Clarke, Dave Samuels, Michael Camilo, and Patti Austin. Esperanza had performed at Oslo City Hall in honor of former American president Barack Obama in 2009.
Esperanza Spalding: Personal Life & Boyfriend
Coming over to her personal life, she seems to prefer a very private life. She could possibly be single. However, the musician has not shared much information about her love life or personal life. Also, no information is available on her past relationships.
Additionally, Spalding is involved in charity work. She has donated a portion of proceeds from merchandise sales to non-profit organization. She also is an advocate for parks and open spaces. Further, she is a supporter of The Trust for Public Land. Further, Esperanza has not been involved in any controversies and rumors.
Esperanza Spalding: Net Worth & Social Media Platforms
Spalding has earned a significant income from her career. Her album has reached no.2 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums Chart. Therefore, she has a net worth of $2 million form her music career.
She is highly active on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook. She goes by the account @esperanzaspalding on Instagram with 235K followers. On Facebook, she has the account @EsperanzaSpalding with over 475K followers. Also on Twitter, she uses the account @EspeSpalding with 102K followers.
Esperanza Spalding: Body Measurements
The beautiful musician has a slim build. And has a height that stands to 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters. Her body weight weighs 53 kg or 117 lbs. Her body measures 34-25-33 inches. In addition, she has black hair and eye color.