Spencer Day is a #1 Billboard jazz/pop singer and songwriter has played venues as diverse as Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl and London’s West End. Spencer is a widely acclaimed songwriter creating witty and sophisticated pop songs in the tradition of classic jazz American writers. The Washington Post praised his “cool jazz sensibilities” and “cleverly crafted tales.” Time Out New York called him “a compelling, quirky singer-songwriter.”
Day’s songwriting is influenced by jazz, musical theater, cabaret, soul, and pop. Day’s album Vagabond peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Album Chart, staying there 47 weeks. His album, Daybreak, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Day’s collaboration with the Postmodern Jukebox has surpassed 1.5 million views on YouTube. His upcoming project, Broadway by Day is collection of reimagined theater songs from South Pacific, Evita, A Chorus Line and beyond, with surprising and genre-blurring arrangements. Broadway by Day, featuring Grammy-nominated artists such as Dave Koz and Jane Monheit, is scheduled to be released the fall of 2020.
His album Angel City, which Day arranged and co-produced, was recorded at Capitol Records with the Budman-Levy Orchestra. The album’s single, “72 and Sunny,” marked his debut on the Mediabase Adult Contemporary chart. His electronica remix of the song was recently featured on Kygo’s “Palm Tree Summer” playlist.
Day has volunteered regularly with Feeding America as well as Border Angels, a charity working to improve migrant rights, immigration reform, legal counsel and the prevention of immigrant deaths along the border. Border Angels inspired his next project La Frontera, which will feature original instrumental compositions recorded with musicians in the United States and Mexico.
“One of the most beautiful singing voices around today” – Julian Fleisher, New York Public Radio/WNYC’s American Standards
“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