esperanza-spalding_cover_cc_fc.jpgMIAMI — Celebrated for her ability to unify the sounds of jazz, neo-soul and world music, creating a fusion that is unparalleled, Grammy-winning jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding returns on Friday, April 19, 8:30 p.m. to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

Tickets start at $35 and may be purchased at the center’s box office, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722, or at

With an inimitable style and spirited presence that is deeply rooted in jazz, Spalding has made an impressive mark in the music world since her 2006 solo debut.

South Florida fans may recall Spalding’s high-profiled performance at President Obama’s fundraiser at the Arsht Center in 2010.

For her anticipated return, she celebrates a funky new album sure to captivate South Florida audiences. The talented vocalist and composer will perform the brilliant compositions of her new release, Radio Music Society.

Inspired by her desire to write for large ensembles, Spalding has crafted her performances to spotlight the talents of her 12-piece world class band including Spalding on electric bass, double bass and lead vocals.

Radio Music Society is a companion release, rather than a sequel, to Spalding’s previous internationally acclaimed Chamber Music Society, which culminated in her becoming the first jazz musician to win the Best New Artist Grammy Award in 2011. 

Radio Music Society is Spalding’s most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet. Each of the 12 songs is accompanied by conceptual music videos, which further express her inspiration and story behind each track.