Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D + Evolution - Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Esperanza Spalding: Emily's D + Evolution at the Melbourne Jazz Festival 2016; Esperanza Spalding, bass / vocals; Matt Steven, guitar; Justin Tyson, drums; Emily Elbert, vocals; Originally conceived the day before her birthday -during a 'sleepless night of full moon inspiration'- Emily's D+Evolution will perform all-new material that Spalding says 'unfolds as live musical vignettes.'; 'Emily is my middle name and I'm using this fresh persona as my inner navigator. This project is about going back and reclaiming un-cultivated curiosity, and using it as a compass to move forward and expand' says Spalding. 'My hope for this group is to create a world around each song... We will be staging the songs as much as we play them, using characters, video and the movement of our bodies.'; Emily's D+Evolution is opening Melbourne Jazz Festival 2016 in the Forum. Recorded on June 3rd 2016 at the Forum Melbourne; TV direction by Mathieu Mastin (71 min)