October 6, 2012 9:06 PM

Timothy Finn | Esperanza Spalding attracts fans from outside the jazz world

She is only 27, but jazz composer, vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding already has an impressive resume. It includes a 2011 Grammy for best new artist and “Radio Music Society,” an album that hit No. 10 on the Billboard charts for all genres, not just jazz. She recently spoke to The Star about her three disciplines: singing, songwriting and playing bass.

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