Esperanza Spalding makes quite the impression. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/bassist took to Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" last night to perform a wowing version of "Black Gold" with a big backing band.

Fashionable as usual, Spalding made a soulful performance in a duet with her backing singer, a slight break-out from jazz that earned her a Best New Artist honor at the 2011 Grammys. She also encored with "Crowned & Kissed." Both tracks are from "Radio Music Society," out late last month.



After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.