Esperanza Spalding Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Esperanza Spalding was born on the 18th October 1984, in Portland, Oregon, USA and is a jazz bassist and singer who has developed a unique repertoire. In 2011, she became the first jazz musician to win the Grammy Award in the category of the Best New Artist. Spalding has been active in the entertainment industry since 2000.

How much is the net worth of Esperanza Spalding? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Music is the main source of Spalding’s modest fortune.

Esperanza Spalding Net Worth $2 Million

To begin with, Spalding grew up in the King neighbourhood of Portland, an area that she called pretty scary. When Spalding was five years old, she started learning to play the violin, and actually played with the Chamber Music Society of Oregon, remaining with the Society until she was fifteen years old, and left as concertmaster. Spalding learned to play guitar from her mother, additionally she played oboe and clarinet before discovering the bass in high school. In her mid-teens, Spalding started writing lyrics to music for Noise for Pretend, a local indie pop/ rock group. Although she had attended some singing lessons, which taught her to protect her voice, she learnt more musically from local musicians who invited her to play with them.

She was largely home-schooled because of illnesses, but gained her GED and enrolled at Portland State University on a music scholarship, struggling financially, but then was good enough to get a scholarship at Berklee College of Music, and another from Boston Jazz Society. Her talent can be recognised by the fact that she was hired by Berklee straight after graduation, at aged 20 the youngest instructor.

Concerning Esperanza Spalding’s professional career, inevitably she wanted to play, so she made her debut in 2006, releasing the studio album entitled “Junjo”. Two years later, she released the album “Esperanza” (2008), and the same year collaborated with the band Fourplay on their album “Energy”, singing the song “Prelude for Lovers”. In 2010, she released her third album – “Chamber Music Society” – that even reached the top position on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart, so boosting her reputation, allowing her to win the Grammy Award for the Best New Artist at the beginning of 2011. In 2012, the album “Radio Music Society” was released, which reached tenth position on the ranking Billboard 200, and won the Grammy Award for the Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2013; up to date, it has been sold more than 130 million copies. Three songs on the album were recorded with the participation of Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Billy Hart and Lalah Hathaway, and it’s worth noting that the song” City of Roses” won the Thara Memory Award and the album won the Grammy Award for the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist (s) 2013. In 2014, she participated as a guest, recording on the sixth album of Chiara Civello entitled “Songs”. Recently, Esperanza Spalding recorded her fifth studio album “Emily’s D + Evolution” (2016) under the label Concord Records.

To conclude, all the previously mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Spalding net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of Esperanza Spalding, she does not reveal much about her private life, so it appears that she is single; not even a rumour of romance has surfaced.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 18, 1984
Birth place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Profession:Rock Star, Singer, Teacher, Musician, Composer, Jazz bassist, Professor of the Practice of Music at Harvard University (2017-)
Education:King Elementary School, Northeast Portland, Portland State University, Berklee College of Music
Nationality:American
Awards:Grammy Award for Best New Artist (2011), "Jazz Artist of the Year" (Boston Music Awards (Boston Music Awards), 2011)
Record labels:Heads Up International, Hush Records, Merge Records, Concord Records
TV shows:Miles Ahead (2015), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2012-2011), Late Show with David Letterman (2011), Esperanza Spalding: Black Gold (2012 (2012), video)
Albums:Emily's D+Evolution (2016), Radio Music Society (2012), Chamber Music Society (2010), Esperanza (2008), Junjo (2006), Emily’s D + Evolution (2016)
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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Jazz Vocal AlbumFor the album "Radio Music Society."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music VideoRadio Music Society (2012)· Pilar Sanz (video director)
2012ALMA AwardALMA AwardsFavorite Female Music Artist


Filmography

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Solidarity of Arts2014TV Movie
Esperanza Spalding: City of Roses2012Short
Esperanza Spalding: Smile Like That2012Short
Radio Music Society2012

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series performer - 1 episode

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesMusical Guest
Esperanza Spalding: Smile Like That2012Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Music Society2012

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Radio Music Society2012producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coco2016post-productionHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest / Herself
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity2015DocumentaryHerself
Nova2015TV Series documentaryHerself
International Jazz Day2015Herself
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band2015DocumentaryHerself - Performer
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Solidarity of Arts2014TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Tavis Smiley2009-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
International Jazz Day: Live in Istanbul2013VideoHerself
Austin City Limits2010-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Miradas 22012TV Series documentaryHerself
Continuarà...2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
History of Jazz: Oxygen for the Ears2012DocumentaryHerself
The Daily Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Esperanza Spalding: Black Gold2012Video shortHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2008-2012TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Radio Music Society2012Herself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Girls in the Band2011DocumentaryHerself
Rock in Rio2011TV SeriesHerself - Performer
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself / Performer
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
Skavlan2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest (Nobelspecial)
Icons Among Us2009Documentary

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