Esperanza Spalding Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
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.