TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+
  • ENVIRONMENT | ORLANDO (FNN NEWS) - Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

Jazz Phenom Esperanza Spalding Bringing Intimate Set to Jazz In The Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – GRAMMY Award-winning jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding is shaking the world right now with the release of Emily’s D+Evolution (pronounced “D plus evolution”), a complete multi-sensory experience that enraptures the listener in the capricious and captivating world of “Emily,” Spalding’s self-declared inner child, but in an interview with Florida National News, she revealed that she is bringing a slimmed-down, more intimate experience when she performs at the 12th annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival.

Spalding took the world by storm with her innovative style in 2006 with her first album, Junjo, and hasn’t slowed down since. She has performed with such legends as Herbie Hancock and the late great Prince, and has graced stages for the Oscars, the White House, and the Nobel Prize Ceremony. Five solo and seven collaborative albums later, she’s presenting the world with a journey unlike any she has done before with Emily’s D+Evolution. She masterfully wears the “triple threat” moniker for this album, incorporating complex instrumentality with soulful yet equally playful vocals and vivid theatricality onstage. She has partnered with stage director and playwright Will Wiegler for the theatrical elements.

However, for this year’s Jazz In The Gardens, she has decided to pare down. “[We] will be a jazz trio, singing, playing, and improvising,” she said in a phone interview with FNN News. “I won’t be bringing a whole world to Miami.”

On the point of improvising, Spalding clarified on a common misconception: It is not as fluid and free as some may think. “Improvisation is very highly structured. It’s like a play…You have to know where you’re going to go and who’s who in the story,” she explained. “For example, a song may have an orangey sound, or it may be melancholic, or it may be high-energy–everyone has to adhere to the structure, but [they can] explore within the pre-fabricated structure.”

While Spalding may not be bringing Emily’s world to Miami, she says, the experience won’t be much different. The jazz trio will still weave attendees into ecstasy with its creative storytelling. “Everybody has a chance to make up elements of the story in real time,” Spalding said. “[Each person is] soloing together to bring life to the story.”

Spalding performs on Sunday, March 19, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.jazzinthegardens.com/tickets.

 

Mellissa Thomas is Editor of Florida National News. You can reach her on Twitter @FnnSocial or mellissa.thomas@floridanationalnews.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

U.S. NEWS

Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

ORLANDO / CENTRAL FLORIDA NEWS

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

MIAMI / SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS

Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

SPORTS NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

LUXURY LIFESTYLE NEWS

2016 TONY AWARDS

2016 CANNES FILM FEST

WRITERS GUILD AWARDS

2016 GOLDEN TRAILER

2016 ESSENCE FEST

MISS AMERICA 2015

AMERICAN BLACK FILM FEST

MISS UNIVERSE 2015

2016 JAZZ IN THE GARDENS

2016 DAYTONA 500