“To me, jazz improvisation is on-the-spot musical poetry flowing from the heart and soul of the musician and unique to the respective musician. The musical dynamics are “prepared” for you in classical music and that’s great and totally enjoyable, but in jazz (jazz improvisation), you create the dynamics from your heart and soul, which is equally great and enjoyable. So, have fun with jazz!”
“She’s also been featured on radio and television and made the front cover of The Spirit Alive Magazine’s October 2011 issue. Spencer is working on another CD entitled Many Colors, and she hopes to expand her touring circuit. Spencer’s gospel roots go back to her reintroduction to music. “When I first came back, I did a lot of networking,” she says. “I met people and bands from church. There is amazing talent in church. They’re fantastic musicians.””
“Friday, March 22, some of the finest jazz musicians in the country will gather at the Sammons Center for the Arts, and fill the Center with awesome jazz to raise funds for a member of their community...................The list of musicians participating in this special event includes: Lincoln Apeland, Shelley Carrol, Ardina Lockhart Colby, Jonathan Fisher, Mike Garvey, Andrew Griffith, Dennis Howard, Aaron Irwinsky, Carolyn Lee Jones, Freddie Jones, Denise Lee, Tatiana “Lady May” Mayfield, Todd Parsnow, Arthur Riddles, Joyce Spencer, and Dave Zoeller.”
"I've listened to Joyce's other songs and I can say the same about her and her music...truly classy, mature, and great music supporting and backing the lead instrument."
“Any jazz lover will appreciate the anointing on Joyce Spencer’s life and music ministry. It’s evident when you listen to the relaxing sound of sweet Inspirational Jazz that flows effortlessly throughout her CD, Sweet Dreams, released in 2010 through HIM Record Promotions.”
“The women are slated to perform a tribute to the most famous female drummer of this generation, Shelia E. Accompanying the ladies are April Roy on keys and vocals, Joyce Spencer on saxophone and Candace “Mahogany” Miller on keys and vocals.”
“Joyce Spencer no es ninguna desconocida en el mundo de la música. Saxofonista, flautista, cantante y compositora. Joyce Spencer se mueve dentro del estilo musical denominado Christian Music, pero sus estudios de música y su técnica le permiten adentrarse y moverse con soltura en todo tipo de estilos y géneros musicales. Sus influencias musicales provienen del Jazz más clásico, del Soul, del R&B y por supuesto del Jazz Contemporáneo.”
“/EINPresswire.com/ Friday, January 6, 2012/ CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio is an online Internet Radio Show which broadcasts on BlogTalk Radio, in 325 markets and 38 countries each week. The shows host is Executive Producer and Veteran Broadcaster, Ms. Bridgette Lewis. She adds a flair and fresh perspective to the jazz community. E.Hudson POP Corporation Arts and Entertainment and CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio Los Angeles are pleased to announce the Honoree's and Recipients for the December 29, 2011 CoffeeTalk Jazz Radio Awards. Joyce Spencer: Saxophonist Heart and Soul Female Instrumental Award "Sweet Dreams"Album. ”
“Groove Therapy Records and Wolf Entertainment Group re-release Sean O’Bryan Smith’s internationally acclaimed “Tapestry” album....Nashville, TN USA, Sydney, Australia Groove Therapy Records and Wolf Entertainment Group are both very pleased to announce that bassist, producer, composer and solo artist Sean O’Bryan Smith will be re-releasing his critically acclaimed solo album Tapestry January 2012. The solo album that features performances by such noted artists as Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Jerry Marotta, Teddy Andreadis, and Rich Eckhardt will also include a brand new bonus track. The bonus track is entitled KM’s Groove and features popular contemporary jazz saxophonist Joyce Spencer as well as iconic German trumpeter Hans Peter Salentin. KM’s Groove will premiere worldwide in support of PromoteTHEmusic.com on Bobby D’s HD Webcast Show on Saturday, January 7th 2012........”
“Even with limited resources and finances, Joyce’s faith in God to provide prevailed as she labored in writing and producing all of the music and lyrics. Her goal was the write in a smooth jazz/gospel style leaning toward more of a Praise and Worship gospel style of music to minister to your soul and help heal broken hearts.”
“Mrs. Spencer is a beautiful saxophonist who resides in Rowlett (Dallas), TX. Originally from Basile, LA, Ms. Spencer dominates the saxophone playing soprano, alto, & tenor. She also plays flute & vocals. She is a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church also known as The House of Faith in Rowlett, TX. where her pastor and first lady are Alonzo and Carmen Johnson. ” My relationship with God and the desire to play/sing music to heal our troubled souls [is what inspired me to play gospel music],” says Spencer, “…”
"Every week, HITMAN plays a cocktail of music which includes the best in Smooth Jazz, Soul, Funk and Chill Music. Furthermore, each week the radio station also showcases music from aspiring musicians such as LeNora Jaye and Joyce Spencer. You can tune in and listen to The HOT FM with HITMAN on: *MIXLR http://mixlr.com/hot-fm-smooth-grooves. *Podomatic http://hotfm.podomatic.com/"
“Spirit Alive Magazine Interviews Joyce Spencer Jazz's Leading Lady and Inspirational Woman of God. "Joyce has reached back while appreciating her unique heritage as she brings back the sounds of her grandfather Freeman Fontenot, an originator of zydeco music."”
“All About Jazz, a leading jazz music website for enthusiasts and industry professionals, has just published an article "Take Five with Joyce Spencer"”
“Local Texas Resident Nominated Best Female Artist South Florida Gospel Music Awards SFGMA is the largest independent gospel music awards program within the Southeastern US and Caribbean Islands. (Clink on the link for the entire article.) http://www.planostar.com/articles/2010/09/23/news_by_readers/doc4c9bd7d589efd291750394.txt#share”