Friday, June 12, 2015, 7:30pm
Prospect Park Bandshell (Prospect Park West & 9th St.)
Admission: Free ($3 suggested donation)
The captivating bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding’s “sprawling collage of jazz fusion, Brazilian, and even a touch of hip-hop” (PopMatters) has earned her critical acclaim, universal love, and four GRAMMYs—including Best New Artist in 2011, making her the first ever jazz artist in the category. She brings her latest project of all new material to the Bandshell. The evening begins with fellow free-thinker José James, whose breakout 2013 album No Beginning No Ends sounded “like the result of the black-pop continuum, jazz and soul and hip-hop and R&B, slow cooked for 50 years” (TheNew York Times).