October 9, 2012 10:56 AM

Esperanza Spalding performs tonight at the Kauffman Center

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 (over Justin Bieber and Florence + the Machine) and “Radio Music Society,” an album that hit No. 10 on the Billboard charts for all genres, not just jazz.

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