From: Rowlett (Dallas), TX
Genre: Jazz, R&B/Funk,
Saxophone, Flute & Vocals
As an award winning saxophonist, flutist and vocalist from Dallas, TX, Joyce covers the gamut of musical influence, style and genre from traditional to contemporary jazz and classical to R&B, funk, fusion, blues, pop, and Gospel/Christian. The mixing and blending of musical styles in her upbringing is definitely her forte and an asset to writing music and entertainment. Whether it's upbeat music or sultry smooth jazz or ballads, Joyce provides sensational musical entertainment on saxophone (soprano, alto and tenor), flute and vocals that caters to the fans or venue.
Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education where she also studied saxophone and flute, classical and jazz, theater, and radio and TV broadcasting. She also participated in the college choir, stage plays and musicals. After a brief period with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra on flute, Joyce moved from Louisiana to Texas where her career shifted to corporate America; however,she returned with sheer determination over seven years ago with her first album, "Sweet Dreams", and has since released three more projects, including the latest jazz album, "Many Colors", which includes both original music and cover songs.
Awards & Achievements
Nominated Best Female Artist - S. Florida Gospel Music Awards
ASCAPLUS Awards Panel Recognition
Coffee Talk Jazz Heart & Soul Inspiration Award
NAACP Music Award, Garland, TX
Black Women in Jazz & Fine Arts - Nominated Best Female Up & Coming Artist, Flutist & jazz composer
Black Women in Jazz Saxophonist of the Year
GHP Radio Virtual Music Award for Best Groove Featuring Sax
Akademia Music Award for Best Funk Song for "Many Colors"
Grammy Consideration (Collaboration with David McLorren's album "Life Happens")
Endorsing Artist - Conn-Selmer
"Joyce, That clip of your music paired with pictures and video footage is awesome. I love the music on "Many Colors" it's you speaking from the heart and that’s very special to me. I love how you let your music "tell it completely) no further interpretation needed. Solidd !! my friend".
"Joyce Spencer Is a UNIQUE MULTI-TALENT NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY ....HER WORK AND MUSIC COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART... SHE IS A DEDICATED MUSICIAN, SONG WRITER AND COMPOSER THAT IS ON THE RISE AND IN MY PROFESSIONAL OPINION .... SHE IS A STAR WAITING TO HAPPEN OF WHOM I FULLY SUPPORT . SHE ALSO HAS A DYNAMIC PERSONALITY THAT IS CONTAGIOUS AND SHE STRIVES TO PUT GOOD BACK INTO THE WORLD !!! PAY ATTENTION TO HER .... YOU WILL SEE AND HEAR ALOT MORE OF HER AND GIVE HER YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT !!! Professionally, Pete DeLorenzo Nationally Recognized Comedian, Impressionist, Actor, Recording Artist , Screenwriter, Producer, Director and Humanitarian"