Los Angeles, Calif., -December 21, 2008 – Uniquely American singer/songwriter Spencer Day (www.spencerday.com) will be performing on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the renowned Jazz Bakery, considered by LA Weekly as the most prestigious jazz space in Los Angeles."
Destined to become a big star is the sentiment of notable music reviewers throughout the United States. He is a perennial favorite at jazz venues in San Francisco and New York, and has been gaining a strong following throughout the country with his recent U.S. tour. He’s concluding 2008 by headlining at the Napa Valley Opera House and at Hotel Nikko's Rrazz Room in San Francisco with a six-night run, receiving rave reviews by audiences at both venues.
Days style is uniquely American contemporary music, a blend of jazz, blues, soul and folk with a touch of humor and pathos. His music expressed through his rich baritone voice is setting the tone for a new American Songbook relevant to todays audiences. 2008 was a busy year for Day, performing live and recording his third CD, Vagabond,due out in the spring 2009. The year included opening for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa Valley Opera House and being honored as an invited guest by Jazz legend Marian McPartland to join Nnenna Freelon and Mulgrew Miller in celebrating McPartlands 90th birthday at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. This was followed by performing at the 51st Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, the Singapore Sun Festival, and Java Jazz in Djakarta, Indonesia.
When he returned to the U.S. he went on in the fall to headline in Cape May, Baltimore, New York, Boston, Hudson, New Hartford, Memphis, Bowling Green, Cedar Rapids and St. Louis. His most ambitious CD to date, Vagabond, will feature Yair Evnine, his longtime guitarist/cellist; Grammy-nominated master drummer Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter); and renowned bassist Jon Evans (Tori Amos).
Days last CD Movie of Your Life was released in 2005. The title song Movie of Your Life won San Francisco Academy of Art University 2005 competition for best original song. The accompanying video also received artistic acclaim. A prolific and insightful songwriter, he has composed more than 60 songs.
Day and his managers are in the final stages of negotiations with a major label, which will be concluded before the release of Vagabond.