Making magic under the stars
“The 21st century’s jazz genius” – NPR
Esperanza Spalding transcends labels. Since her breakout fame in 2011 (named the Grammy’s Best New Artist), the bassist and vocalist has continued to invigorate our cultural landscape. Her restless innovation reaches many corners of modern music, from jazz to pop and even opera, and she has worked with such towering artists as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Prince, and John Legend. Spalding has graced stages at the Oscars, the White House, and Carnegie Hall; now, she brings her singular spirit to Charleston, performing for two unforgettable nights at the Cistern Yard.