lovely voice and world class ability on the double bass. Esperanza Spalding has the notable distinction of being the first jazz musician to ever win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in the 53 years of the award. Listen to: "Precious" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Esperanza Spalding on YouTube™: Precious (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The Yellowjackets (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. have been recording music since 1977. The band consists of three primary musicians Russell Ferrante, keyboards, Jimmy Haslip, bass and Bobby Mintzer, reeds. The group has used various drummers to round out the ensemble. The band was created by a group of studio musicians who wanted to focus on an instrumental ensemble. Through the years the Yellowjackets have been highly thought of by fellow musicians for their high caliber of musicianship. Listen to: "The Spin" (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Contemporary Jazz Musicians: Saxophon e: Keyboard : Guitar: Bass: Drums: Groups: Grover Washington, Jay Beckenstein, Tom Scott, David Sanborn, Kenny G, Bobby Mintzer Bob James, David Gusin, Ramsey Lewis, George Duke, Jeff Lorber, Russell Ferrante George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Pat Metheny Marcus Milller, Jimmy Haslip Dave Weckl, Vinnie Colaiuta, Harvey Mason The Crusaders, Spyro Gyra, The Rippintons, Fourplay, Hiroshima,The Yellowjackets Mainstream Jazz Musicians: Saxophon e: Trumpet: Organ: Piano: Guitar: Bass: Drums: Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Branford Marsalis, Joe Lavano Wynton Marsalis Joey Defrancesco Marcus Roberts, Benny Green, Kenny Kirkland Kevin Eubanks, Mark Whitfield Reginald Veal Jeff "Tain" Watts, Carl Allen
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