Esperanza Spalding accepting a 2012 Grammy for her album Radio Music Society (Source: Savannah Children's Choir)
Radio Music Society cover art (Source: Savannah Children's Choir)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
Savannah Children's Choir's 2010 Artist in Residence Esperanza Spalding continued her Grammy success this year by winning the "Best in Jazz Vocal" category.
Spalding, who shocked the music world by winning the "Best New Vocalist" award at the 2011 Grammy Awards, won at this year's Grammy for "Best in Jazz Vocal" category for her album Radio Music Society.
The album, which features the Savannah Children's Choir, topped Billboard's jazz chart and debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 after its release on March 20, 2012.
In 2010, Spalding's residency with the Savannah Children's Choir included rehearsing and performing in concert and visiting local school choral, band and orchestra programs. Soon after her residency, Spalding returned to Savannah because she "liked the sound "of the Savannah Children's Choir.
Spalding also won an award, along with Thara Memory, for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)" for the Radio Music Society track "City of Roses."