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Spencer Day

Tue, Jun 4 -
Wed, Jun 5, 2019




$27.50 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes #1 Billboard charting pop/jazz singer and pianist Spencer Day, touring in support of his new release Angel City. Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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Born in Utah, raised in rural Arizona, and currently living in New York City, Spencer Day has called many places home. He has wandered amid the expansive and diverse landscape of American music, developing an artistic sensibility that borrows from numerous sources: jazz, musical theater, cabaret, soul, folk, traditional and contemporary pop. Day uses intuition and improvisation as his primary tools to craft a sound that is familiar, yet fresh and innovative at the same time.

Day’s Vagabond album peaked at #11 on the Billboard Album Charts and stayed on the chart for 47 weeks. The lead single, “Til You Come To Me,” peaked at #3 on the chart. His recent album, Daybreak, debuted at #1 on the Itunes Jazz Charts. Spencer’s latest single, “72 and Sunny,” marks his debut on the Mediabase Adult Contemporary chart where it has been for the last 12 weeks and currently resides at #23.

His new project, Angel City, finds Day entirely at the helm. Recorded at Capitol Records with the support of the Budman-Levy Orchestra, Day’s seventh album is his most complex to date. Using the fabled city of Los Angeles as a backdrop, Angel City continues Spencer’s meditations on love, fame, narcissism, and how an artist can maintain integrity and authenticity in a world which so often values neither. Angel City’s lyrics and melodies reveal something of a stylistic departure from Spencer’s previous records, although you’ll certainly find his unique blend of blue-eyed soul, pop and film noir moodiness from the classic jazz era. Incorporating slices of life from legends and nobodies, the city of dreams is built on projections and fantasy, light and darkness. Early reviews of Angel City have been enthusiastic: “immaculate,” “classic Spencer,” and “deeply moving and often surprising”.

“Lanky and unaffected, with a a face that suggests a young James Stewart, Day treats his audience like old friends. And even if they’re only hearing him for the first time, within a few notes, they’ve becomes friends for like.” – SF Chronicle

“If you’re looking for the next Harry Connick, Jr., Peter Cincotti, or Johnny Rodgers, forget it. There won’t be one. If, however, you’re looking for the first Spencer Day, here he is, and what a prodigious singing/songwriting and piano-plunking talent.” – The Village Voice

“His melodies are infectious…his arrangements are dazzling and, most of all, his delivery is heartfelt and, often, heartbreaking. He is not only a superb pianist, but a brilliant arranger, who consistently celebrates the partnership between his voice and the piano. “ – SF Chronicle

“I hope to create music that is sophisticated but teeming with raw emotion and fire under the surface. It is in life’s contradictions where the most beautiful things are created.”- Spencer Day

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