26-year-old Esperanza Spalding was at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, and took the prize many thought destined for teen phenom Justin Bieber or hip-hop artist Drake.
|Best New Artist on Walking Bass|
Audio Embed: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now 2/15/11,
Host: Robin Young.
Bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding conceived of her ensemble "Chamber Music Society" as an intimate experience, a close musical exchange between a small group of friends. If it was intimacy she wanted, she got her wish: Performing a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR.