As an award winning saxophonist, based in Dallas, TX, Joyce Spencer is a force to be reckoned with as a multi-instrumentalist of saxophone (soprano, alto and tenor) flutist, singer, songwriter and composer.
Joyce's prior performance experience includes orchestras, concert bands, wind ensembles, choirs, jazz bands, stage plays, musicals, etc. Currently, she leads her band, Joyce Spencer & Expressions.
Although her environment was not conducive to extensive musical training as a child, her participation in the high school band was enough to spark her passion to achieve a bachelor's degree in music, where she studied both classical and jazz.
Later family responsibilities took precedence over her musical career for an extended period of time; however, Joyce returned to music professionally in 2010 with sheer determination and released her first CD, "Sweet Dreams". Since that time, Joyce has been honored with various awards and nominations every year such as the 2014 Black Women in Jazz Female Saxophonist of the Year, 2014 GHP Radio Virtual Music Award for Best Groove Featuring Sax, 2013 Garland NAACP Music Award, and 2011 Coffee Talk Jazz Radio "Heart & Soul Instrumental" Award . In 2015, she was nominated Best Female Jazz Flutist and Producer/Arranger/Composer by Black Women in Jazz and Fine Arts.
Now, Joyce has release her second CD, "Many Colors". This CD will definitely enlighten her fans with the "many colors" of music under the auspices of jazz and illustrate how her multi-genre background has influenced her songwriting, composition and arrangement.
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Hi Joyce, love your style. That's the magic of music we all have something special to give and you are definitely doing that! Here's wishing you much success and I'm sure we'll meet one day in the fine universe. Hugs Habaka
HI JOYCE, DON T WORRY ABOUT SOME DELAY TO SPEAK TO ME.THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS YOUR UNDERSTANDING MY GOAL...OUR GOAL, WISH...TO INTRODUCE MORE JAZZ, R&B MUSIC IN BRAZIL.IN ALL WORLD MUSICAL BUSINESS, BELONG TO JAZZ ONLY 5 PER CENT...ANNOTHERS 95 PER CENT BELONG TO ROCK, POP MUSIC, REGGAE,COUNTRY...ETC. WE MUST CHANGE IT.MY REAL JOB IS NEWS PAPER MAN.MY LOVE BY JAZZ TURN ME A RADIO MAN SHOW.I FALL IN LOVE WITH JAZZ WHEN I HEARD, TO 20 YEARS AGO, A FAMOUS RECORDING...JIMMY SMITH AND WESS MONTGOMERY.WITH HIS BLUES BASE TO IMPROVISATIONS, JIMMY DRIVES ME CRAZY.REGARDS.
HI JOYCE.THANKS TO YOUR ATTENTION ABOUT IF YOUR MUSIC IS REALLY WHAT I WANT IN MY WEEKLY JAZZ RADIO SHOW.OF COURSE RIGHT.THE MOST OF MY LISTENERS LOVES....EXAMPLE...GROVER WASHINGTON JR....WARREN HILL....BONEY JAMES.....WITH YOUR MUSIC, I THINK I WILL MAKE A SPECIAL PROGRAM,ONLY WOMAN SAX PLAYERS, WITH CANDY DULFER,CAROL CHAIKIN, AND JOYCE SPENCER,OF COURSE.WHEN YOU SEND YOUR CD-PROMOTE, JOYCE, I NEED YOU E-MAIL ME email@example.com SAYING...OK, YOU CAN PLAY MY MUSIC IN YOUR BRAZILIAN JAZZ RADIO SHOW.....I WILL PRINT AND FILE. ARE THE RADIO RULES.I PUT IN THE UNDER LINES THE WEB SITE FROM MUSICIAN AND HIS...HER STRONGEST JAZZ INFLUENCES ---- PLEASE, TELL ME ABOUT YOURS MOST JAZZ INFLUENCES.SO, THE RADIO ADDRESS IS.......................RADIO LESTE RUA DR.GOULIN, 291 CURITIBA PARANA BRAZIL ZIP CODE 800 30 290 ATT EDSON LUIZ KRUG.....................................................................ONCE MORE, JOYCE, THANKS A LOT.WHEN I RECEIVE, I E-MAIL YOU ABOUT. REGARDS.EDSON.
HI JOYCE, THANKS TO YOUR INTEREST...OUR INTEREST TO PROMOTE IN BRAZIL MORE SWING, BEAT AND IMPROVISED MUSIC.ACCORDING THE DOWNBEAT JAZZ MAGAZINE, THE NUMBER OF JAZZ MUSICIANS GROW UP EVERY YEAR.SO, WE MUST TO CREATE PURCHASER PUBLIC. AUDIENCE.LISTENERS. I DO MY BEST IN BRAZIL.JOYCE, I CANNOT PLAY DOWNLOAD MUSIC ON AIR. THERE S SOME RADIO RULES I MUST TO FOLLOW.ONLY ORIGINALS CDS. MANY MUSICIANS TALK ABOUT MP3 FILES,DOWNLOAD,...AND I SAY...I WILL HEARD IN MY HOME WITH PLEASURE,BUT NOT AT STATION.WOULD YOU LIKE SEND ME A ORIGINAL CD?REGARDS.EDSON L. K.
hi joyce, nice to meet you. in brazil we love all jazz from cool, bop, etc. but in south america is not like usa jazz fm stations...24 hours swing...no, in brazil only weekly jazz radio show. i say that because i introduce two hours week, every monday to 21.00 at www.radioleste345fm.com.br this site is under re-page right now. well, i am proud to say, joyce, my weekly jazz radio program is the most heard in south brazil. i like to mix styles, solo works and r&b singers. jazz singers. so, i write this message in hope get cd-promote to play at station. my first desire is try feature in brazil more improvised and swing music. think about. regards. edson. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."