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Esperanza Spalding at Fox Theatre Oakland

Why see Esperanza Spalding?

on the road again this year

Esperanza Spalding is in the midst of a huge career evolution. Having emerged in the early 2000s as the anointed savior of modern jazz (who beat out Justin Bieber to a Best New Artists Grammy), she's dispatched with her traditional arrangements as she creates her work. Fans can expect an eclectic mix of music, narrative and performance art, which really delves into healing and giving the audience member or listener and truly tingling sensation.

The four-time Grammy winner continues to push the boundaries of music and music performance, not one to stick to any one style Spalding's multi-instrumental talent keeps her fresh and at the top of her game. Is there anyone like Esperanza Spalding? We don't think so.

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Aug 2


Customer reviews

7 reviews, average rating: (2.6 Stars)

Victoria Hall

Amazing Artist

Esperanza Spalding kicked off her tour with what can only be called an amazing show! I literally felt envious I wouldn’t be able to go to any of the other shows on this tour! Everytime I have seen one of her shows it has been a pleasure and I lhave left the show wondering what she would do next!! She didn’t disappoint. Do yourself a yourself a favor and see one her shows! ... Read more


Phenomenal Show

I think Rose of California was sitting too close to the front to have good sound on this show. You never want to be so close to a stage this small where the live sound of the band is more prevalent than what's coming out of the speakers. I was about 9 rows back and had no problem with the sound as most of what I heard came out of the mix from the speakers where everything was balanced and not too much from the live sound of the band. We looked at the positioning of the first few rows when we arrived in relation to the speakers and decided they were too close and out of the firing line of the speakers and as a result, the engineer's mix. The show itself was magical, I'd see it again in a second if I could ... Read more

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