Author: Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell is a music journalist and nationally-renowned tastemaker. As host of the Progressive Underground, he takes listeners on a multi-genre musical odyssey by way of creative hand-picked playlists, exclusive artist interviews and atmospheric style mixes.

He has written for publications such as Upscale, Smooth Jazz News, Soul Interviews and Examiner. His books "The Essential Neo Soul" and "Neo Soul 2.0" spotlight the progressive soul music movement and are the only publications to cover its history. Campbell is also a correspondent for NPR  curating global underground music for segments such as "Heavy Rotation" and "Songs We Love."

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At 36, Esperanza Spalding Is Just Getting Started

Michele Giacovelli/Flickr American singer, songwriter and bassist Esperanza Spalding has forged a reputation as one of the jazz visionaries of the new millennium. Her work has won multiple Grammy Awards and received both critical and mainstream acclaim. The Portland, Oregon native trained and taught herself on several instruments and was recognized as a prodigious talent..