Back for his third season at The Palm Cabaret and Bar, this popular singer-songwriter is proving he’s as much a fan of Puerto Vallarta as we are of him! Spencer Day returns to Puerto Vallarta with a mix of contemporary favorites, holiday classics and original songs just in time for Christmas, with an all-new Holiday Show for five performances beginning December 14.
Jazz singer, crooner, songwriter are all ways in which busy musician and showman Spencer Day is often described by his fans and contemporaries. He, however, describes himself simply as a torch singer and a balladeer. Whatever the title, he’s fast becoming the fresh face of smooth jazz, and has spent the last year performing all over the United States and internationally, including opening for Rufus Wainwright, conjuring notable comparisons like Chet Baker meets Paul Simon. Others have compared Spencer to the U.K.’s Jamie Cullum, U.S. jazz great Harry Connick Jr., and Canada’s Michael Bublé. He is all that and so much more.
Raised in the small town of Pinetop, Arizona by his mother, an accomplished music teacher and soprano vocalist, her talent and love of music encouraged and influenced him to become the singer and musician he is today. Spencer found inspiration in the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and many others. These artists are the foundation of Spencer’s creative process and continue to influence his writing and performance style.
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Audiences around the world have enthusiastically supported Spencer for over ten years at venues as diverse as Birdland in New York, the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz Alley in Seattle, the Pacific Rim Jazz Festival in Manila, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Tanglewood Music Center in Boston, The Craig Ferguson Show, The Palm Cabaret and Bar, and most recently at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco, where he has long been a perennial favorite in the bay area. Spencer is widely regarded for his original songs that infuse elements of cabaret, storytelling, and comedy, blending his piano and vocals with smart lyrics and lush arrangements.
“I really have come to believe that my job as an artist is to help people access their emotions. My first job is to help people feel something; anything. I want us all to be able to celebrate our shared humanity, regardless of where we come from.” – Spencer Day
Now with several albums under his belt, including the very successful ‘Daybreak’, released in May 2014, Spencer is currently working on his sixth album, ‘Angel City’, due out this spring. Spencer Day returns to The Palm for a limited run of ‘A Rebel Without A Claus’, beginning December 14 – 20.