Spencer Day
American musician
Spencer Day
Spencer Day is a modern jazz singer and songwriter who has released three albums: Introducing Spencer Day (2004), Movie of Your Life (2005), and Vagabond (2009).
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INVITE OF THE WEEK /
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Richmond/Ermet AIDS FoundationBroadway & Beyond is the theme for Help Is on the Way XIX, a benefit cabaret featuring performances by Maureen McGovern, Spencer Day, S.F. Gay Men's Chorus, Alex Newell, Carole Cooke, Jim Bailey, Paula West and others in support of local AIDS/HIV organizations. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Sonoma Valley Education FoundationThe Red & White Ball features an outdoor cocktail reception, Sonoma-style barbecue dinner and dancing with Dave Martin's House Party Band in support of Sonoma schools. 6 p.m. Aug. 24. Fund the FutureThe Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction gala, Sonoma Samba, is a Brazilian-themed fundraiser featuring a wine and culinary reception created by top toques, a live auction and post-auction party that raises funds for this literacy and reading comprehension program presented by Kaiser Permanente for Sonoma County elementary schoolchildren. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Archbishop Riordan High SchoolLucky '13: A Labor of Love Alumni Revival is an evening of song ...
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Mike Ragogna: The Mystery Of You: Chatting with Spencer Day, Plus a Sean Forbes Video Exclusive
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
MEET SEAN FORBES AND HIS "MOOD SWINGS" The Bass Brothers discovered him, Eminem took him under his wing. Marlee Matlin is a huge fan and friend, and at his NYC show last month, NYC Mayor Bloomberg's famed interpreter Claudia was there. So what's all this about? Dude's name is Sean Forbes. He's a deaf rapper, and the man has something to say about his latest, the video exclusive, "Mood Swings." Mike Ragogna: Sean, you're a moody kinda guy? Sean Forbes: I am who I am, I'm moody, I can be the nicest guy in the world, or I can be a real piece of work, you never know what you're going to get. There are moments when the little stuff irritates you, and times when they don't, this was my way of venting. MR: Uh, be a pal and gimme more, will ya? SF: "Mood Swings" is an autobiographical song that opens up with me discussing the six years I spent in college, partying all the time, not focusing on my schoolwork, changing my major frequently, and quitting college 2 c ...
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Zach Udko: Breaking Through After Coming Out: A Conversation With Spencer Day
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
When Frank Ocean came out of the closet in July and nabbed two Grammy awards last month, many declared his triumph as a watershed moment for gay performers. If the hip hop community could embrace an out recording artist, had the queer ceiling finally been shattered for LBGT vocalists? Or, was this only one milestone in an ongoing battle against homophobia for the music industry? It's one thing for stars to come out long after they have already made a name for themselves (Ricky Martin, George Michael, Michael Feinstein, Clay Aiken), but the stakes are far higher for young, emerging singer-songwriters. When it comes to sexuality, genres with a younger fan base tend to be more accepting than others. After announcing that she was a lesbian, for example, country singer Chely Wright speculated that her disclosure might have adversely affected her record sales in 2011. Most other genres have their own chart-topping out stars (pop: Adam Lambert; cabaret: Rufus Wainwright; ...
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Brave effort but Bandits steal points
Birdlington Free Pass - over 4 years
Beverley Bandits 45 Bridlington Mariners 20 BRIDLINGTON’S second team travelled to top of the table Beverley on Saturday with just 15 players and came away with a very creditable result. Beverley are unbeaten this season scoring points for fun and when Bridlington allowed them to take a 15- point lead with barely 15 minutes gone it looked like it could be a long, long day for the visitors. The spirit however shown by the Mariners to claw their way back into the game was admirable. The confidence boost came when Brid scored an excellently constructed try. With 20 minutes gone, the Brid pack started to get to grips with their opposite numbers and to exert a bit of pressure. Brid had a scrum on half way. Number eight Ben Lawry broke blind, feeding scrum half Tom Bennett. He fed back inside to Lawry who had full back AJ Burrows in support and he raced 30 metres to score under the posts. Stand off Jamie Martin added the extras and Brid were back in the game. Minutes later Brid st ...
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Spencer Day Comes to McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert Patch - almost 5 years
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Photo Flash: Jim Caruso's Cast Party Takes to the Sea - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Joining Caruso and musical director/accompanist Billy Stritch on the beautiful Rhapsody Of The Seas were jazz and R&B superstars Chris Botti, Jeffrey Osborne, Sheila E., Kirk Whalum, David Benoit, Jake Shimabukuro, Monica Mancini, Spencer Day,
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Community Online Calendar - Pleasanton Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Spencer Day uses intuition and improvisation to craft a sound that is traditional and familiar, yet fresh and innovative, creating a blend too subtle to parse into neatly defined categories. He will perform from 8-10 pm Sept. 10 at Bankhead Theater,
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Community Online Calendar - Pleasanton Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Spencer Day uses intuition and improvisation to craft a sound that is traditional and familiar, yet fresh and innovative, creating a blend too subtle to parse into neatly defined categories. He will perform from 8-10 pm Sept. 10 at Bankhead Theater,
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Sam Young talks in Buffalo - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
"That was the best thing that ever happened to me was being able to go up against him and Anthony Spencer day in and day out," Young said. "He would bull rush me and then he would tell me exactly what he saw, so I am learning from him and bouncing
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OL Young lines up on both sides - BuffaloBills.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
”That was the best thing that ever happened to me was being able to go up against him and Anthony Spencer day in and day out. He would bull rush me and then he would tell me exactly what he saw, so I was learning from him and bouncing ideas off of him
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Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky Third Chapter Leads Return For Trails Of Blue - Siliconera
Google News - over 5 years
RAWR1111 OWO DEATH TO SPENCER! DAY ONE BABY! RAWR1111 OWO The news was from Dengeki PlayStation, which means it was released by Falcom. I think they probably wanted players to know about it, so we're reporting about it. You know to keep Falcom fans in
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Community Online Calendar - Pleasanton Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Spencer Day uses intuition and improvisation to craft a sound that is traditional and familiar, yet fresh and innovative, creating a blend too subtle to parse into neatly defined categories. He will perform from 8-10 pm Sept. 10 at Bankhead Theater,
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EARL KLUGH'S RENOWNED WEEKEND OF JAZZ RETURNS TO KIAWAH ISLAND - Haute Living
Google News - over 5 years
... Songwriter and Pianist SPENCER DAY, Lowcountry Favorites The EAST COAST PARTY BAND, PGA Tour Champion & Golf Commentator JOHN MAHAFFEY, Your Host and GRAMMY-Winning Guitarist EARL KLUGH. Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island has limited availability,
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612 Breakfast team (Spencer's day at Queensland Rail) - ABC Online (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
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Summer recreation options still plentiful at Western - Western Courier (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
In addition, everyone is invited to stop by the Campus Recreation Office to enter a drawing to win free prizes that include five Spencer day passes, gift certificates for fitness services, and a chair massage. * Western students attending summer
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Spencer Day demonstrates to Opera House fans that he's moving on - Napa Valley Register
Google News - over 5 years
For his most recent visit to the Napa Valley, singer/songwriter Spencer Day stirred up thoughts of life imitating art — or is that the other way around? We've gotten to know Day over the years, from knocking about San Francisco's performance spaces
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Tweets of the Week - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Festival Theatre Ensemble: bit.ly/lMjqVW via @addthis @DiscovrLosGatos First Jazz on the Plazz concert tonight in Los Gatos, 6:30 at the Town Plaza - Spencer Day! This is a free concert...http://fb.me/MqG8rXm7
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Pizarro: Fun times in Los Gatos - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - over 5 years
... for Jazz on the Plazz, the Wednesday concert series that kicked off this week. Singer-songwriter Spencer Day serenaded the crowd, previewing his Wednesday show at the Los Gatos Town Plaza. Check out the rest of the lineup at www.jazzontheplazz.com
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5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 22 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Don't miss tonight's Jazz on the Plazz kick-off concert featuring popular vocalist/songwriter/pianist Spencer Day. 1. Are you feeling the heat? Cool off this afternoon, Wednesday, June 22, by attending the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center family
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Spencer Day
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 31
    That story – rooted in his own experience, yet filled with revelations and truths that are universal to any human being who has ever put his or her heart at risk – is captured in the 13 tracks of The Mystery of You, his newest album released March 12, 2013, on Concord Records (international release dates may vary).
    More Details Hide Details Filled with stylistic nuances that range from smoky noir to Latin jazz to surf guitar to Middle Eastern and Asian melodies, The Mystery of You tracks the sometimes exhilarating, sometimes harrowing arc of a romantic relationship from passionate beginning to painful demise to enlightened aftermath. More than just a survivor's tale, the album is Day's affirmation to anyone within the sound of his voice that navigating the human experience is an ongoing balancing act. “It's been one of the hardest things I've ever dealt with in my adult life, but it's also been a huge opportunity for growth," Day said of the ill-fated relationship and the music that emerged from it. "Each of these songs represents a different phase in that growth process. Along the way, I really started trying to understand my own psychology.” Self-exploration is nothing new to Day, who recalls a troubled childhood in a conservative town in Utah, and a volatile home life resulting from his parent's troubled marriage. His primary means of escape were music and movies. He grew up listening to a wide cross-section of composers, including Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Joni Mitchell, John Lennon and Paul Simon. And the classic MGM musicals in the local theater – the only options available in his hometown – eventually left their mark on his creative sensibilities.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    On June 30, 2010, Day rang NASDAQ's closing bell in recognition of his donation of earnings from downloads of his single "Better Way" to Feeding America.
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    In May 2010, Day discussed his homosexuality and said: "I wanted to stand and be counted.I was born in Utah and I grew up Mormon and I want to be part of building a bridge between the LGBT community and the Mormon community."
    More Details Hide Details Day's charitable activities have included performances on behalf of Catholic Charities' support for HIV/AIDS, the Horizons Foundation, a community-based LGBT philanthropic organization, the children's health charity ONEXONE, and the Human Rights Campaign's Salt Lake City fund-raising dinner.
    In a March 2010 interview, Day discussed how he came out as gay to his family and how Rufus Wainwright and k.d. lang have helped to minimize the impact of his coming out on his career and avoid having his music labeled with his sexuality: "What I do, the causes I'm behind, that's what's important.
    More Details Hide Details Who I am, unless it is particularly relevant, has no place in my music."
    Of Day's Tanglewood performance of Mel Tormé's "Born to be Blue" with Marian McPartland on piano, NPR's David Lyon said he "can croon with the best of them." The Village Voice described Day in 2010 as "a prodigious singing/songwriting and piano-plunking talent."
    More Details Hide Details The Mercury News said "Day uses intuition and improvisation as his primary tools to craft a sound that is traditional and familiar, yet fresh and innovative at the same time, creating a blend too subtle to parse into neatly defined categories," and described him as "a balladeer for the new century."
  • 2009
    Age 27
    On September 8, 2009, he performed "Till You Come To Me" on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    He appeared at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival in the summer of 2008.
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    In March 2008, Day opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa Valley Opera House.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    Day performed at the 2007 San Francisco Jazz Festival, and has been a recurring headliner in a number of high-profile Bay Area clubs, including Yoshi's, Plush Room, Great American Music Hall and the Herbst Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details On the opposite coast, he has earned raves for performances at the Town Hall, Joe's Pub and the Canal Room in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has also appeared at both the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. Vagabond, released in 2009, was a musical hybrid that drew from the Great American Songbook, but also maintained an alternate aesthetic that sidestepped easy categorization by borrowing from influences like Burt Bacharach, Roy Orbison and Dusty Springfield. But while The Mystery of You also draws from a range of sources, the result is a much more personal tale. The story opens with the noir-ish title track. Filled with the unlikely combination of James Bond guitar riffs, Middle Eastern strings and Motown drum fills, the track explores the intrigue that comes with the early stages of getting to know someone. "The goal was to constantly surprise the listener's ear with new sounds," says Day. "And at the same time, it's this classic torch song that talks about love like a crime scene.”
  • 2004
    Age 22
    His 2004 debut album, Introducing Spencer Day, was primarily a collection of standards, but the title track from Movie of Your Life, released the following year, won the San Francisco Academy of Art University's 2005 competition for best original song.
    More Details Hide Details The resulting video was selected by Dolby Laboratories as a demonstration video for the global launch of the Dolby 7.1 system.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Day appeared on the CBS television network show Star Search in 2002–2003.
    More Details Hide Details Mostly self-taught, Day sang and played piano at bars and retirement homes, typically playing jazz standards. This side of Day is most exhibited in his debut album Introducing Spencer Day (2004). His second album Movie of Your Life (2005) featured his own songs and the title track won San Francisco Academy of Art University's 2005 competition for best original song. Dolby Laboratories chose the video version of the song for use in its global launch of the Dolby 7.1 system. In the same year, he collaborated with improvisation actor Rafe Chase on a 20-song musical revue, Someday, Love, which premiered at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center. In addition to writing the score, Day also starred in the show. Whereas his first two albums were largely self-distributed, Spencer Day's third album, Vagabond (2009), was co-produced by Spencer and Ben Yonas for Concord Jazz. The album peaked at 11 on Billboard's Jazz Album Charts and stayed in the charts for 47 weeks. The single "Till You Come to Me" peaked at number 3 on its Jazz Charts on May 1, 2010. The Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown ranked "Til You Come to Me" the number one cut for 2010, the first time a vocalist earned that honor.
  • OTHER
  • 1978
    Age -4
    Spencer Day was born on June 28, 1978, in a small town in Utah.
    More Details Hide Details Following his parents' separation, he lived with his grandparents in Arizona. After working in a gas station, he moved to California.
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