On August 17, the bassist/vocalist/composer/bandleader Esperanza Spalding released Chamber Music Society.
Esperanza was on NPR’s All Things Considered last Friday. Hear it here.
Chamber Music Society debut as the #1 Jazz Album on iTunes and has remained at #1 for 7 days since release, #65 iTunes Top 200 (Peak #46).
The album also debut on Amazon as the #1 Jazz Album, #25 in Top 100 Music (Peak #23), #29 Pop.
The American Heart Association’s Power to End Stroke campaign has launched a partnership with one of the world’s leading entertainment and music conglomerates, Music World Gospel/Music World Entertainment, founded by Mathew Knowles, in an effort to help raise awareness of stroke in the African American community.
Music World Gospel and award-winning best-selling gospel trio Trin-i-tee 5:7, who in 2008 became the first gospel trio to have a certified platinum album, T57, and contemporary break-through artist Brian Courtney Wilson, whose debut album, Just Love has been at the No. 1 spot on the CMTA Inspirational Album Chart for more than 40 weeks, will lend their talent and support to the “Most Powerful Voices Gospel Tour,” an evening of empowering music fused with healthy lifestyle messaging. The tour will travel to seven markets – Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio, TX; Little Rock, AR; and Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, beginning October 8 when it makes its first stop in Little Rock.