In a world full of pop stars and flash in the pan boy bands, Esperanza Spalding is not only a breath of fresh air, she’s the hope for the future of the complexity of music. The incredibly talented jazz bassist shocked everyone at the 2011 Grammys by beating out favorites such as Justin Bieber for the coveted “Best New Artist” award. While it was a shock because her name wasn’t all over the tabloids, it was no shock at why she won. She’s the real deal.
Esperanza Spalding featured in Los Angeles Times Magazine — Makeup by Francesca Tolot for Cloutier Remix