Spencer Day Returns To LA With Residency At ROCKWELL TABLE & STAGE, 2/3
Spencer Day - the unique #1 Billboard charting pop/jazz performer who has appeared at venues from Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl - will return to Los Angeles for a three-month residency at Rockwell Table & Stage on Sunday nights at 8:00 PM on February 3, March 3 and April 7. Headlining regular shows at the club provides him with an opportunity to showcase his diverse and eclectic original songs, material from his new album Angel City and upcoming Broadway and Latino recording projects. Day brings a spontaneity that feels new and fresh while simultaneously embracing the classic mood of a bygone era. He will be joined by John Storie (Gwen Stefani) on guitar and Alex Frank (Jeff Goldblum) on bass. Effie Passero, a standout singer from the 2018 season of "American Idol," will be special musical guest for Spencer's first show on February 3.
The video for the Angel City's first single, "72 and Sunny," debuted on People.com, which praised the "the song's bright, hopeful lyrics with retro-themed visuals." He recently performed the song live on Fox TV's "Good Day New York." The album's second single, "Angel City," was the #1 Most Added track this week from the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart, in addition to being #1 Most Added track on the Groove Jazz Music Chart. Last year his show won a rave review from All About Jazz, exclaiming "whether as performer or composer, Day showed a penchant for shadowy explorations of wayward souls and ephemeral relationships. Each was a modern classic of intimate proportions, wrapped in smoky delivery that lilted through every seamless key change."
Spencer's upcoming national tour dates include Yoshi's in Oakland, CA (January 27), Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, CA (February 16), The Palm Springs Arts Museum in Palm Springs, CA (March 11-13), Blues Alley in Washington, DC (March 20) and The Green Room 42 in New York City (March 22, April 19).
Angel City, Day's seventh and latest album, was recorded at Capitol Records with the support of the 20 piece Budman-Levy Orchestra. Using the fabled city of Los Angeles as a backdrop, the recording continues Spencer's meditations on love, fame, narcissism, and how an artist can maintain integrity and authenticity. New Yorkers will be able to find their own parallels in the themes of the songs. The album'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.
Spencer Day - born in Utah, raised in rural Arizona, and currently living in New York City - 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. He 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 album Vagabond peaked at #11 on the Billboard Album Chart and stayed on the chart for 47 weeks. The lead single, "Til You Come To Me," peaked at #3. His recent album, Daybreak, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart.
The Washington Post praised his "cool jazz sensibilities" and "cleverly crafted tales," with Time Out New York calling him "a compelling, quirky singer-songwriter." According to The San Francisco Chronicle, "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. "
Spencer Day performs at Rockwell Table & Stage (1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) on Sunday nights on February 3, March 3 and April 7. The doors open at 6:30 PM and the show is at 8:00 PM. The cover changes is $20-$50 premium tickets. For more information, visit Rockwell-LA.com. Tickets are available HERE.