What is jazz music? - "The series starts by asking the question "what is jazz?" and answers more eloquently than i ever could in the above opening sequence. The power and innovation of jazz, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis says, is that "a group of people can come together and create improvised art".
Esperanza Spalding (b. Oct 18, 1984) American Jazz Bassist, Cellist & Singer, draws upon many genres in her own compositions. Won three Grammy Awards, including for Best New Artist at 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the 1st & only jazz artist to win the award. Performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Obama's request.