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Berklee's Esperanza Spalding Wins Grammy Award for Best New Artist

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Jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding won the Best New Artist of the Year award at this year's 53rd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Spalding is an inventive composer and performer whose latest recording, Chamber Music Society, is influenced by classical, jazz, folk and world music. The Portland, Oregon native has been touring the world over the past two years. She last performed locally at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge in October.

Spalding is one of thirty-three Berklee alumni or faculty nominated for a Grammy Award this year, along with John Mayer, Makeba Riddick, Danielo Perez and others. For a complete list, click here.

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