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Austin based artist won Grammy

Posted: Feb. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Austin has recently been lifted as one of the fastest growing cities. In other words Austin has a lot going for it right now. Esperanza Spalding – a resident of Austin- recently had a fortune similar to her town. She won not one but two Grammys. She had been nominated in three categories and came out on top in 66% of her nominations.

AUSTIN (KXAN) - On music's biggest night, a musician who calls Austin her part-time home came out on top.

Esperanza Spalding won in two of the three categories she was nominated in.

She won best jazz vocal album for Radio Music Society and best instrumental arrangement and accompanying vocalist for her work with Thara Memory. 

She did not win for best long-form music video.

Before the awards, KXAN spoke with Martin Coulter from Waterloo Records about the nominees. He said Spalding shined out even when she was starting out.


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