Esperanza Spalding's Concert History

Born in 1984, bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding began playing in small jazz and blues venues around her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Soon after picking up the acoustic bass at the late age of 14, she helped form Noise For Pretend, an eclectic band fusing jazz and pop for which she sang and played bass (often simultaneously). The group signed with indie rock imprint Hush Records, which released two albums of their original compositions.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Aug 03, 2019 –
Aug 03, 2019
50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival 2019
Esperanza Spalding / Chick Corea / Dave Koz / Patti Austin / Poncho Sanchez / Count Basie Orchestra / Jamison Ross
Concord Pavilion San Francisco, California, United States
Apr 06, 2019 Live from Here / Chris Thile / Esperanza Spalding / The Head and the Heart / Jamie Lee / Nora Mclnerny   Winspear Opera House, AT&T Performing Arts Center Dallas, Texas, United States
May 04, 2018 Esperanza Spalding Library of Congress Washington, D.C., United States
Oct 19, 2017 BSO Pulse: Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Jul 28, 2017 Andrew Bird / Esperanza Spalding   Prospect Park Bandshell Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jul 26, 2017 Andrew Bird / Esperanza Spalding Musikfest Café Bethlehem, PA
Jul 24, 2017 Andrew Bird / Esperanza Spalding Frederik Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Oct 18, 2016 Esperanza Spalding Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 21, 2016 Emily's D+Evolution Tour
Esperanza Spalding
Cine Joia São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Aug 11, 2016 –
Aug 14, 2016
Richmond Jazz Festival 2016
The Roots / wyclef jean / Herbie Hancock / Arrested Development / Esperanza Spalding / vanessa williams / Al Jarreau / stephanie mills / ramsey lewis / michael franks / Buckwheat Zydeco / Morris Day & The Time / Diane Schuur / Plunky & Oneness / Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright
Maymont Richmond, Virginia, United States
Jun 04, 2016 Emily's D+Evolution - Vivid Festival  
Esperanza Spalding
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jun 03, 2016 Esperanza Spalding Forum Theatre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Jun 03, 2016 Esperanza Spalding Forum Theatre Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
May 28, 2016 –
May 29, 2016
Seoul Jazz Festival 2016  
Mark Ronson / Corinne Bailey Rae / Rufus Wainwright / Esperanza Spalding / GoGo Penguin / Kurt Elling / Dirty Loops / Wouter Hamel
Olympic Park Seoul, South Korea
Apr 19, 2016 Esperanza Spalding   The 9:30 Club Washington, D.C., United States
Apr 01, 2016 The Music of David Bowie  
Perry Farrell / Cat Power / Jakob Dylan / The Polyphonic Spree / Blondie / Michael Stipe / flaming lips / Jherek Bischoff / Mumford & Sons / Ron Pope / Esperanza Spalding / Amanda Palmer & Anna Clavi w/Kronos Quartet; / Donny McCaslin Group w/Mark Giuliana; Jason Lindner; and Tony Visconti; / Choir! Choir! Choir! / The New York City Youth Chorus; / Holy Holy / J Mascis w/Sean Lennon
Apr 01, 2016 The Music of David Bowie  
Ann Wilson / Perry Farrell / Cat Power / Jakob Dylan / Polyphonic Spree / Blondie / Michael Stipe / The Flaming Lips / Jherek Bischoff / Amanda Palmer / Anna Calvi / Donny McCaslin Group w/Mark Giuliana; Jason Lindner; and Tony Visconti; / Mumfort & Sons / Holy Holy / J Mascis / Sean Lennon / Esperanza Spalding / Rickie Lee Jones
Radio City Music Hall New York, New York, United States
Mar 03, 2016 NPR First Listen
Esperanza Spalding
BRIC Brooklyn, New York, United States
Jun 13, 2015 Dc Jazz Fest / Common / Esperanza Spalding / Femi Kuti Capitol Riverfront Yards Park Washington, D.C., United States
Oct 03, 2014 Esperanza Spalding / Lyndon Rochelle Berklee Performance Center Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Feb 23, 2014 Esperanza Spalding / Jack DeJohnette / Joe Lovano / Leo Genovese The Newmark Theatre Portland, Oregon, United States
Dec 29, 2013 Prince / Esperanza Spalding   Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Aug 31, 2013 –
Aug 31, 2013
Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival 2013  
Usher / Los Lobos / Esperanza Spalding / luis miguel / paul anka / Christian McBride Band / Edmar Castaneda / Sherry Dyanne / Kizzy
World Trade Center - Piscadera Bay Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
Aug 03, 2013 –
Aug 03, 2013
Newport Jazz Festival 2013  
Marcus Miller / Esperanza Spalding / Gregory Porter / Robert Glasper Experiment / Herbie Hancock / Wayne Shorter / Terence Blanchard / Anat Cohen / Michel Camilo / Bill Charlap / Claudia Acuna / Edmar Castaneda / Rez Abbasi
Fort Adams State Park Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Jun 07, 2013 BMW Jazz Festival
Egberto Gismonti / Esperanza Spalding / James Farm
HSBC Brasil São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Apr 12, 2013 Wayne Shorter Quartet / Esperanza Spalding Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Nov 15, 2012 Esperanza Spalding Royal Festival Hall London, England, United Kingdom
Oct 12, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012  
M. Ward / M83 / Black Lips / Gary Clark Jr. / Ruthie Foster / The Wombats / Red Hot Chili Peppers / A-Trak / Florence and the Machine / Die Antwoord / Ben Howard / Kimbra / Crystal Castles / Two Door Cinema Club / The Roots / Metric / River City Extension / Oberhofer / Rufus Wainwright / He's My Brother She's My Sister / The Avett Brothers / Alabama Shakes / Punch Brothers / Delta Spirit / The Shins / Childish Gambino / Stars / Father John Misty / The Black Keys / Andrew Bird / Civil Twilight / The Lumineers / Michael Kiwanuka / The Civil Wars / Bombay Bicycle Club / Kishi Bashi / The Whigs / Kopecky Family Band / Tegan and Sara / Zola Jesus / Freelance Whales / Bad Books / The Devil Makes Three / Los Campesinos! / Wheeler Brothers / Tennis / Caveman / First Aid Kit / Justin Jones / Thievery Corporation / Patrick Watson / Noah Gundersen / BIG K.R.I.T. / Band of Skulls / Jovanotti / Umphrey's McGee / Big Gigantic / Antibalas / Thundercat / LP / The Soul Rebels / Poliça / Ralph's World / Q Brothers / Esperanza Spalding / Lera Lynn / Old 97's / Space Capone / Lee Fields & The Expressions / Royal Teeth / Nikki Lane / Avicii / Steve Earle / Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Prince Royce / The Boxer Rebellion / Dry the River / Barrington Levy / Randy Rogers Band / The Afghan Whigs / Wild Child / Moon Duo / Asleep At the Wheel / School Of Rock / Quiet Company / La Vida Bohéme / The Deep Dark Woods / Willis Earl Beal / Patterson Hood / The Eastern Sea / Jeff Black / The Dunwells / Infantree / Lance Herbstrong / The Relatives / Quiet Corral / Colorfeels / Native Run / Megan McCormick / Big Don / Sonámbulo / Rocknoceros / Jambo / Orange Sherbet / Stapletones / The Aaron Ivey Band / G.s.t. / Kenny Vaughan Trio / Peter Distefano & Tor / The Shields of Faith / The Mighty Sincere Voices / Disciples of Joy / The Baylor Choir / Jack White / Weezer / Needtobreathe / alt-J / Trampled by Turtles / Iggy & the Stooges / BASSNECTAR / The War on Drugs / Dev
Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012  
Red Hot Chili Peppers / Avicii / The Black Keys / Colorfeels / Sonámbulo / Megan McCormick / Weezer / The Lumineers / Rocknoceros / Two Door Cinema Club / M83 / Q Brothers / Big Don / Jambo / Orange Sherbet / alt-J / Florence and the Machine / Stapletones / The Aaron Ivey Band / The Shields of Faith / G.s.t. / Kenny Vaughan Trio / The Mighty Sincere Voices / Childish Gambino / The Shins / Peter Distefano & Tor / Disciples of Joy / The Baylor Choir / Alabama Shakes / Ben Howard / Metric / Tegan and Sara / The Roots / Crystal Castles / Jack White / Bombay Bicycle Club / The Wombats / The Avett Brothers / BASSNECTAR / The Civil Wars / Andrew Bird / Thievery Corporation / First Aid Kit / Dev / The War on Drugs / Rufus Wainwright / Prince Royce / Father John Misty / Die Antwoord / Kimbra / Band of Skulls / Stars / Gary Clark Jr. / A-Trak / Michael Kiwanuka / BIG K.R.I.T. / Needtobreathe / M. Ward / Black Lips / Tennis / Thundercat / Steve Earle / Poliça / Delta Spirit / Big Gigantic / Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Patrick Watson / Freelance Whales / Los Campesinos! / The Boxer Rebellion / Trampled by Turtles / LP / Civil Twilight / Punch Brothers / Zola Jesus / Esperanza Spalding / Iggy & the Stooges / Umphrey's McGee / Kishi Bashi / Barrington Levy / Dry the River / Old 97's / Jovanotti / Wild Child / Randy Rogers Band / The Afghan Whigs / The Devil Makes Three / Oberhofer / Noah Gundersen / Lee Fields & The Expressions / Moon Duo / Bad Books / The Whigs / Caveman / Asleep At the Wheel / Royal Teeth / He's My Brother She's My Sister / Antibalas / Nikki Lane / Kopecky Family Band / Lera Lynn / River City Extension / The Soul Rebels / La Vida Bohéme / Willis Earl Beal / The Deep Dark Woods / Quiet Company / School Of Rock / Ruthie Foster / Patterson Hood / The Dunwells / The Eastern Sea / Wheeler Brothers / Jeff Black / The Relatives / Ralph's World / Infantree / Lance Herbstrong / Native Run / Quiet Corral / Space Capone / Justin Jones
Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012  
Stapletones / The Aaron Ivey Band / Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Shields of Faith / G.s.t. / Kenny Vaughan Trio / The Mighty Sincere Voices / Peter Distefano & Tor / Disciples of Joy / The Baylor Choir / Avicii / The Black Keys / Weezer / The Lumineers / Two Door Cinema Club / M83 / alt-J / Florence and the Machine / Childish Gambino / The Shins / Alabama Shakes / Ben Howard / Metric / Tegan and Sara / The Roots / Crystal Castles / Jack White / Bombay Bicycle Club / The Wombats / The Avett Brothers / BASSNECTAR / The Civil Wars / Andrew Bird / Thievery Corporation / First Aid Kit / Dev / The War on Drugs / Rufus Wainwright / Prince Royce / Father John Misty / Die Antwoord / Kimbra / Band of Skulls / Stars / Gary Clark Jr. / A-Trak / Michael Kiwanuka / BIG K.R.I.T. / Needtobreathe / M. Ward / Black Lips / Tennis / Thundercat / Steve Earle / Poliça / Delta Spirit / Big Gigantic / Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Patrick Watson / Freelance Whales / Los Campesinos! / The Boxer Rebellion / Trampled by Turtles / LP / Civil Twilight / Punch Brothers / Zola Jesus / Esperanza Spalding / Iggy & the Stooges / Umphrey's McGee / Kishi Bashi / Barrington Levy / Dry the River / Old 97's / Jovanotti / Wild Child / Randy Rogers Band / The Afghan Whigs / The Devil Makes Three / Oberhofer / Noah Gundersen / Lee Fields & The Expressions / Moon Duo / Bad Books / The Whigs / Caveman / Asleep At the Wheel / Royal Teeth / He's My Brother She's My Sister / Antibalas / Nikki Lane / Kopecky Family Band / Lera Lynn / River City Extension / The Soul Rebels / La Vida Bohéme / Willis Earl Beal / The Deep Dark Woods / Quiet Company / School Of Rock / Ruthie Foster / Patterson Hood / The Dunwells / The Eastern Sea / Wheeler Brothers / Jeff Black / The Relatives / Ralph's World / Infantree / Lance Herbstrong / Native Run / Quiet Corral / Space Capone / Justin Jones / Colorfeels / Sonámbulo / Megan McCormick / Rocknoceros / Q Brothers / Big Don / Jambo / Orange Sherbet
Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012  
M. Ward / M83 / Black Lips / Gary Clark Jr. / Ruthie Foster / The Wombats / Red Hot Chili Peppers / A-Trak / Florence and the Machine / Die Antwoord / Ben Howard / Kimbra / Crystal Castles / Two Door Cinema Club / The Roots / Metric / River City Extension / Oberhofer / Rufus Wainwright / He's My Brother She's My Sister / The Avett Brothers / Alabama Shakes / Punch Brothers / Delta Spirit / The Shins / Childish Gambino / Stars / Father John Misty / The Black Keys / Andrew Bird / Civil Twilight / The Lumineers / Michael Kiwanuka / The Civil Wars / Bombay Bicycle Club / Kishi Bashi / The Whigs / Kopecky Family Band / Tegan and Sara / Zola Jesus / Freelance Whales / Bad Books / The Devil Makes Three / Los Campesinos! / Wheeler Brothers / Tennis / Caveman / First Aid Kit / Justin Jones / Thievery Corporation / Patrick Watson / Noah Gundersen / BIG K.R.I.T. / Band of Skulls / Jovanotti / Umphrey's McGee / Big Gigantic / Antibalas / Thundercat / LP / The Soul Rebels / Poliça / Ralph's World / Q Brothers / Esperanza Spalding / Lera Lynn / Old 97's / Space Capone / Lee Fields & The Expressions / Royal Teeth / Nikki Lane / Avicii / Steve Earle / Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Prince Royce / The Boxer Rebellion / Dry the River / Barrington Levy / Randy Rogers Band / The Afghan Whigs / Wild Child / Moon Duo / Asleep At the Wheel / School Of Rock / Quiet Company / La Vida Bohéme / The Deep Dark Woods / Willis Earl Beal / Patterson Hood / The Eastern Sea / Jeff Black / The Dunwells / Infantree / Lance Herbstrong / The Relatives / Quiet Corral / Colorfeels / Native Run / Megan McCormick / Big Don / Sonámbulo / Rocknoceros / Jambo / Orange Sherbet / Stapletones / The Aaron Ivey Band / G.s.t. / Kenny Vaughan Trio / Peter Distefano & Tor / The Shields of Faith / The Mighty Sincere Voices / Disciples of Joy / The Baylor Choir / Jack White / Weezer / Needtobreathe / alt-J / Trampled by Turtles / Iggy & the Stooges / BASSNECTAR / The War on Drugs / Dev
Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 –
Oct 14, 2012
Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 12, 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival 2012   Zilker Park Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 05, 2012 Esperanza Spalding Byham Theater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 20, 2012 –
Jul 28, 2012
Blue Balls Festival 2012  
Regina Spektor / Mika / Kaiser Chiefs / Paolo Nutini / Gary Clark Jr. / Esperanza Spalding / Keb' Mo' / David Philips
Hotel Schweizerhof Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
Apr 27, 2012 –
May 06, 2012
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012   Fair Grounds Race Course New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Apr 27, 2012 –
May 06, 2012
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012   Fair Grounds Race Course New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Apr 27, 2012 –
May 06, 2012
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2012  
Foo Fighters / Bon Iver / Ne-Yo / The Beach Boys / Iron & Wine / Zac Brown Band / Feist / Janelle Monáe / Al Green / My Morning Jacket / Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers / Jill Scott / Gary Clark Jr. / Herbie Hancock / Bonnie Raitt / Steve Earle / Glen Hansard / Gomez / Rodrigo y Gabriela / Grace Potter / Mystikal / Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Dr. John / Better Than Ezra / ani difranco / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Aaron Neville / Esperanza Spalding / Paulina Rubio / Steel Pulse / Bruce Hornsby / Yolanda Adams / Givers / Galactic / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Gabriella / Dave Koz / Maze featuring Frankie Beverly / Asleep At the Wheel / dianne reeves / Terence Blanchard / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Bunny Wailer / Allen Toussaint / The Soul Rebels / Sonny Landreth / Buckwheat Zydeco / Cowboy Mouth / Rodrigo / Dumpstaphunk / Poncho Sanchez / Theresa Andersson / Marcia Ball / Corey Harris / Bonerama / Catherine Russell / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Leyla McCalla / Papa Grows Funk / Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers / Henry Butler / Pete Fountain / The Mastersons / The New Birth Brass Band / Dukes Of Dixieland / Flow Tribe / Randall Bramblett / The Jones Sisters / C.J. Chenier / Glen David Andrews / Chuck Leavell / Paul Sanchez / Rotary Downs / Supagroup / Big Al Carson / Next Generation / Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band / The New Orleans Bingo! Show / Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue / Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience / Beth Patterson / Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues / Brian Stoltz / Lynn Drury / Guitar Slim Jr / Yvette Landry / Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band / Hot Club Of New Orleans / Guitar Lightnin' Lee and His Thunder Band / Mas Mamones / Little Freddie King Blues Band / Kristi Guillory & the Midtown Project / Ceasar Elloie / Florence + the Machine
Fair Grounds Race Course New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Concerts Per Year:
2019 2 concerts
2018 1 concert
2017 4 concerts
2016 11 concerts
2015 1 concert
2014 2 concerts
2013 5 concerts
2012 24 concerts
2011 8 concerts
2010 2 concerts
2009 3 concerts
2008 3 concerts
2007 1 concert
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