In the past few days I have heard a lot of “Who is Esperanza Spalding??” I just wanted to take a quick moment to tell you how happy I am that she has been recognized because she is SO talented. 4 years ago I was hired to photograph a jazz festival in Burlington, Vermont. I spent 10 days photographing a ton of different musicians. Esperanza’s performance is the one I remember most. I just remember when she started playing I was thinking, “Who is this woman??” Her charisma, charm and talent were very impressive. She is an incredible bassist and jazz vocalist. Since moving back to Seattle I went to see her perform at Jazz Alley and once again she was fantastic. If you have not heard her before you should have a listen! Here is a photo I took of her at the Discover Jazz Festival.