Esperanza Spalding nominated for 2012 NCLR ALMA Award… Bassist/composer/vocalist Esperanza Spalding has been nominated for a 2012 NCLR ALMA Award® in the category of Best Female Music Artist, along with Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Naya Rivera and Demi Lovato.
On Friday, September 21, some of the biggest names in entertainment unite for the 2012 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards® on NBC, a one-of-a-kind tribute to the spirit of Latino talent in television, film, and music. The NCLR ALMA Awards® are an opportunity to applaud the incredible, enriching contributions that Latinos make to American culture and celebrate our country’s Hispanic heritage. For more on the ALMA Awards®:http://www.almaawards.com/
On March 20th, 2012, Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, released Radio Music Society, Spalding’s most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet. Radio Music Society, debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and spent 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.
The songs on Radio Music Society are accompanied by conceptual short films, which further express Spalding’s inspiration and story behind each track. Shot in various locations including New York City; Barcelona, Spain; and Portland, Oregon; all films will be available to purchasers of Radio Music Society as a digital download or on a DVD in the deluxe version.
For Esperanza Spalding’s tour dates: esperanzaspalding.com/rms/tour/