Vocalist. Songstress. Bassist…I got put on to this jazz wonder 3 years ago and no joke…she’s a straight up BEAST! On top of being a prodigy (she mastered the acoustic double bass within months of first touching the instrument at 15 years old), she went to college at age 16 then upon graduating, was immediately hired as a professor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. And of top of being ridiculously talented and brilliant, she has the audacity to have the kind of DOPE hair & style that -well- makes her a force to be reckoned with: Esperanza Spalding. If at this point you still have no idea who she is- get familiar….for more info & clips of her music click here…p.s. – her new album, Chambers of Society, comes out Tuesday 8/17/10.