Esperanza Spalding with Special Guest André Mehmari

photo by: Johann Sauty

Friday, April 23, 2010, 8:00 pm
Hogg Memorial Auditorium

“...light, melodic, joyful, always sort of minimalist and airborne.”
New York Times

Esperanza Spalding has quickly become a darling of the jazz scene, spreading her unique blend of bass and vocals to audiences across the U.S. A fixture in Portland, Oregon jazz clubs as a teenager, the now 23 year-old prodigy-turned-pro has experienced an explosive rise in popularity due to her simple and mesmerizing performance style. Esperanza Spalding, double bass & lead vocals, Otis Brown III, drums, Leo Genovese, piano, Richard Vogt, guitar.

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“Um Anjo Nasce”… is one of the most beautiful compositions to appear in the last ten years, in the whole world” – Ivan Lins

André Mehmari
Photo by Dani Gurgel

André Mehmari is considered one of the most talented musicians of his native Brazil. He has emerged as a world-class pianist, composer, arranger and instrumentalist in jazz, popular and classical music circles. His trio makes their Texas debut opening for Esperanza Spalding.

André Mehmari Website

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