SPENCER DAY in “BROADWAY BY DAY”
Saturday, August 3, 2018 8pm
Spencer Day, the #1 Billboard-charting pop/jazz performer and San Diego favorite, returns to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage with Broadway By Day—an all-new show featuring Day’s unique interpretation of Broadway hits, old and new, from his forthcoming album. This engagement will be the first time Spencer debuts this new music that has informed his own writing sensibility.
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Born in Utah, raised in rural Arizona, and currently living in New York City — Spencer Day 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.”