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Esperanza Spalding (Library of Congress)

  • Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress 10 First Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20543 United States (map)

A luminous artist with a magnetic stage presence and brilliant chops as an improviser, composer, bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding is grounded in jazz traditions but never bound by them. Her visionary, “funky yet cerebral” (Downbeat) musical voyages and performances with partners from Herbie Hancock to Prince have won her four Grammy® awards and a worldwide fan base. Come for an electric, exhilarating evening that sees her unwrap a new violin and piano commission from the Library. Free admission, reserve tickets online (often available at the door to RUSH patrons).