Esperanza Spalding plans return to Boston

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Esperanza Spalding will hit the the road next month for a tour in support of her brand new album, Radio Music Society. The Jazz winner and Berklee College of Music alumnus will return to Boston for a show at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, April 22. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $28 to $45, are now on sale through the World Music/CRASHarts website.

Radio Music Society, Spalding’s fourth studio album, debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart after its release last week. Spalding, who garnered mainstream attention in 2011 when she won the Best New Artist Grammy Award, once again looks to fuze her jazz and pop influences on the new album.

“All my personal heroes who are revered in the jazz world – like Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington – should be heard by a mainstream audience, because what they manifest in their music is so beautiful, sincere and uplifting,” said Spalding in a press release. “I think they literally bring good into the lives of the people who hear them. So I’ve tried to put together a program of music that speaks to the non-jazz listener, but can still provide a viable foundation for my jazz heroes to express themselves. Hopefully, people can enjoy all the elements of my music without being told which genres it is ‘supposedly’ a blend of. Everyone is invited to listen with no per-conceived notions. It’’ a journey. Think and feel for yourself. But, most importantly, Enjoy!”

Each of the 12 songs on Radio Music Society are accompanied by conceptual music videos, which further express her inspiration and story behind each track. Shot in various locations including New York City, Barcelona and Portland, all videos are available to purchasers of Radio Music Society as a digital download or a DVD on the album’s deluxe version.

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