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Esperanza Spalding in Seoul

September 3, 2012

American multi-instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding will be bringing her jazz roots to AX-Korea in Seoul this coming Friday (September 7). Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are KRW 110,000 (seating) and KRW 99,000 (standing).

Spalding began her classical training as a cellist but her musical journey took a much different direction when she discovered bass at 14.

Citing Ron Carter and Dave Holland as musical heroes, the hugely talented singer-bassist is also a fan of fusion music, often blending Brazilian rhythms in her work. In 2011, she scooped up both a Grammy for Best New Artist and a Boston Music Award for Jazz Artist of the Year.

For Spalding, the music industry has reached a point where women seem to rely more on their sex appeal rather than their inherent talent.

She prefers to let her musicianship shine through rather than relying solely on her looks. “To write original music,” she says, “One must read and stay informed about the world.”

Spalding’s style is largely attributed to her fears that jazz music “has wandered from its roots”. If you’re not familiar with her work, I strongly encourage you to give it a listen.

In an industry inundated with manufactured, bubble gum pop, her music is a welcoming breath of fresh air.

Contact Justin at Private Curve for more information: (02) 563-7110.

Tickets can be purchased through Interpark: 1544-1555.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Juls Anne permalink
    September 11, 2012 16:33

    I am not listening much to Jazz but hers is a good one. Very quality voice.

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