Rising jazz star Esperanza Spalding visits Oklahoma

Grammy award-winning Jazz artist Esperanza Spalding talks about playing at the OK Mozart Festival and life after her surprise Grammy win last year.
BY CONNER ROHWER Crohwer@opubco.com Published: June 15, 2012

Esperanza Spalding, one of jazz's fastest rising stars, is enjoying her first visit to Oklahoma.

She jogged the streets of Bartlesville and spent time in Johnstone Park. She likes the “sweet” vibe of the town and said she feels honored to be invited to perform at the OK Mozart International Festival in Bartlesville. She already has played two shows and will wrap up her time at the festival at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City.

“I was excited...

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