Song for You
Jimmy Spencer VOCALIST,ACTOR, MUSICIAN On this CD, 'A SONG FOR YOU', Jimmy does it all. His deep velvet tones proves without a doubt he is a balladeer extraordinaire. The ballads along with a little blues, country and jazz make this a CD for listening, and relaxing. A CD I know you will enjoy ********* Jimmy Spencer started his professional career after an honorable discharge from the Navy when he formed his own band and played the Cotton Club in Oklahoma City. Harold Austin, leader of a traveling band, persuaded Jimmy to give up his own band, leave Oklahoma City, and travel with his group as the featured vocalist. After a year with Harold Austin, Jimmy moved back to California, and joined a group called the Multi-Sounds and worked the Playboy Circuit for one year, before deciding to become a single. Influenced by the late great Nat King Cole, Spencer developed a smooth relaxed style and a polished act. Even the great Tony Bennett was amazed at Jimmy's style and performance while catching his act at Monteleone's West. CLUB APPEARANCES Jimmy has played at the following clubs and has been asked back many times. In the Los Angeles area, he has appeared at the: Beverly Hilton, The People Tree, Westside Room of the Century Plaza Hotel, Carmelo's, Ambassador Hotel, Stevie G's Pied Piper, The Money Tree, Melody Room, The Smoke House, Golden Gallion lobster House, Mr. B, Colombo's, Monteleone's, The Warehouse, Millineum Biltmore, Spazio's,Charlie O's Jazz Club, Four Points Sheraton LAX, Cavallino's,Barone's. Jimmy also appears regularly in various parts of the United States and Canada. Jimmy was featured with Senator Eugene J. Wright Ensemble at the National Film Society Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton. He also appeared as guest entertainer at the Annual Installation and Awards dinner for the Women of the Motion Pictures Industry at the Century Plaza. Jimmy performed at the 100th Birthday Tribute to Bob Hope in May, 2003, along with Mickey Rooney and comedian Tom Driesen. Jimmy's appearances on stage, TV and movies: LA Jazz Caravans Jazz Festival in Santa Barbara Playhouse Theatre Tribute to Golden Age of Radio TV Video with Jewel 'Break Me' TV Movie 'Holiday Heart' Pete L'Angelle's City of Music TV show Cover of 'Our Magazine' TV/Cable Show - Jimmy was the featured artist on 'The Daryl Show' with host Daryl Goins. Jimmy has had the opportunity to work with many of the top jazz greats. One of the things that Jimmy has found rewarding and educational and most successful is having the chance to play with great musicians. Currently, he is working with, ' The Karen Hernandez Trio', one of the best.