Grammy Winner Esperanza Spalding to Perform at Newport Jazz Festival

Weeks after winning a Grammy for best new artist of the year, beating tween singer Justin Bieber and pop sensation Katy Perry, Esperanza Spalding is set to take the stage at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

The Jazz bassist of Mexican descent will join other Latin artists like Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band and Miguel Zenón.

The three-day event is scheduled to take place Aug. 5-7 in Newport, R.I.

Spalding, 23, will also be overseas performing throughout Europe and Africa. In early September, she will join Brazilian guitarist Milton Nascimento on tour.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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