Grammy Awards Prove Boston’s Got Talent

Published February 14, 2011

Berklee College of Music grad Esperanza Spalding won big at the Grammys, stealing the distinction of best new artist from Justin Bieber. NPR Music featured Spalding in a Tiny Desk Concert just two days ago:

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WBUR’s Andrea Shea laments that none of the local talent featured in her Grammy’s preview won a prize. Eminem won for best solo rap performance and best rap album, for “Recovery,” but his songwriter, Berklee grad Makeba Riddick, went empty-handed.

Brookline harpist Sarah Schuster Ericsson and Boston Modern Orchestra Project Artistic Director Gil Rose were also nominated.