Esperanza Spalding

Relying on—but refusing to be bound by—her strong roots in jazz, Portland native Esperanza Spalding is on an upward trajectory. Having earned a 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist (beating out Bieber!), the standing bass player/singer/composer released a new album, Radio Music Society, in March, which reveals her impressive range of musical influences, including pop, Brazilian, hip-hop and classic jazz.

8 p.m. $30–$42. Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St.; 206.682.1414;

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