That wailing you hear? That’s probably your grandchild. See, Justin Bieber was up for Best New Artist at Sunday night’s Grammys and he lost – to a jazz artist named Esperanza Spalding. I’m sure she thinks Justin was ROBBED.
But more importantly: Esperanza who?
You just figured out who the “Gaga-Usher-Antebellum-Video-Game-Blaze kids” are. Who is Ezperanza Spalding?!! Hard to keep up, right? Well, here’s how to impress your grandkids this morning. (They’ll still be inconsolable, but it’s worth a shot.)
Things You Oughta Know: The critically acclaimed Spalding is the first jazz musician to win the new artist award in 35 years. Spalding
is 26 has been in the business for more than a decade, already has released three albums and is lauded by veterans throughout the jazz world.
OK, she’s 26.
So what does this have to do with AARP? It’s JAZZ, man.
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