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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding was born on October 18, 1984 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Esperanza Emily Spalding. She is an actress and composer, known for History of Jazz: Oxygen for the Ears (2012), Zero Gravity Live (2016) and The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012). See full bio »
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 2015 Miles Ahead (performer: "What's Wrong with That")
  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Episode #20.122 (2012) ... (performer: "Black Gold" - uncredited) / (writer: "Black Gold" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.83 (2011) ... (performer: "Winter Sun")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.78 (2011) ... (performer: "Winter Sun" - uncredited)
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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Jazz is a boy's playground. When a woman can play, people say, "She's a monster!"


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