A Night of Esperanza Spalding
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Hello and welcome to the Esperanza Spalding screening. To begin, we'll be watching a short documentary - "Masters of Jazz" - about Esperanza and her musical peers that have come out of Portland, OR. After "Masters of Jazz," we'll be watching Esperanza's latest "Austin City Limits" episode. Thank you for joining us!
Masters of Jazz: The Next Generation
Meet musician, teacher and mentor Thara Memory, and two of his previous students, Spalding and Hailey Niswanger. Enjoy a concert at Portland Center Stage featuring all of these artist, plus Thara Memory’s American Music Project band - where it all begins for aspiring jazz musicians.
ACL presents an hour with jazz/soul singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding in support of her LP Radio Music Society.
- Jennifer McCormick
- Lynne Clendenin
Lynne Clendenin is vice president of Programming (Radio / Television) for OPB. She is also co-host for OPB TV's Oregon Art Beat and station manager for KMHD Jazz Radio. She is a critical member of a team strategically leading successful radio and television networks toward a multimedia environment for news, information, public affairs and entertainment. Lynne's previous roles at OPB include producer and executive producer (The Noon Report, Perspectives, Oregon Newsmakers, Oregon Lectures, Oregon Symphony, Portland Arts and Lectures and Back Fence PDX). She serves on the Public Radio Program Directors board (PRPD) which represents public radio stations across the nation. She is committed to growing the strongest services for the communities OPB serves and believes turning challenges into opportunities is key for broadcasters today.
- Jeff Peterson
Jeff Peterson is the Producer for Austin City Limits, the longest-running music program in television history.
- Jessica Martin
Jessica Martin, Oregon Art Beat's executive producer, has produced numerous local and national productions for OPB. Her varied repertoire includes work on series such as Oregon Field Guide, The Collectors and Neat Stuff. Martin's documentary work includes two award-winning films on aging, as well as historical documentaries, including the award-winning films Rose City Remembered and The Three Rabbis. With Oregon Art Beat, Martin has profiled artists of every stripe from accordion players to abstract painters. With the show going strong for more than 10 years now, she's gone from wondering "How many artists can there be in Oregon?" to "How can we ever profile all of the artists on our ever-growing list?!"
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