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"
"Joyce is special. I love to watch her perform. I pray you help her catch fire. She plays with passion from the soul and her lamp needs to transform to a 1000 mega watt spotlight.
What do I wish.
I wish I could go out on any weekend and know that I can go and see her perform at a spot that is hers. A home base. A Joyce Spencer club."
"I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Joyce Spencer play live today at our firm's Diversity Week finale and SHE WAS MAGNIFICENT!!! I didn't want it to end. I will definitely be catching a gig soon."
"I wanted to share something i did last night. I was able to somewhat participate in a musical experience at leberge casino. With a dear friend and Classmate. Her performance can not be discribed no other way but uplifted Heart Warming and down right natural fun. Although it was very hot and we were very tired, i didnt want it to end and i was so sad to part ways with her and her band. She was an incredible in school and even more of a powerful entertainer now. Yo have no choice but to enjoy her performance and feel her power in your heart. If ever you need to move and entertain a large crowd you must contact her. I can not discribe any other way but incredible and an angle of music. Thank you Joyce Spencer for allowing me to join you and your incredibly wonderful band. I will miss all of you" .
-Herbert Ripp Rippeon-
" Joyce is a preponderance of peace through music in all genres. She writes music that is both instrumental and vocal expressing the concerns of our society----and then she writes music to address healing and deliverance from those wounds that resulted from those concerns. In addition, she writes music that honors those who have passed away, honoring their lives and contributions, and bring peace to the survivors of those that lost loved ones. In addition, she writes music that honors the lives and contributions of those who have passed away, whiles bringing peace and solace to the survivors who lost loved ones. Some of your songs like "Solace", "Your Voice", "The Rose of Sharon", "Fall Afresh", "Sweet Dreams", "You Touched My Life" aka "The Family Song", etc are examples of her peaceful music that supports the humanitarian agenda in terms of peace, tranquility and strength through difficult times"
It was my pleasure having you gracing that stage for our event. Although I was unable to attend due to kitchen duties, I've heard from several guests, my husband and staffs that the crowd was wowed. I will always hire your band for my future events. I really appreciate you all and am thankful for a job well-done. I will also make referrals for you band with other event planners and executives as needed.
Carline Merisier - A Taste of Miami
My Sister and I would like to say "THANK YOU" for your kindness at the event in Irving Texas on Jan 19,2015. The music was so beautifully done. We look forward to seeing you all again. God had certainly blessed you with such a wonderful gift. Have a bless day and may GOD bless and keep you as my prayer to you.
Barbara Butler Bailey
"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."
- Steven L Walker, Just Vibin'
“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.”
- Wendy Pulliam WNUR 89.3 FM
Suns 6am - 8am CST, The Black Gospel Blog (Apr 20, 2012)
Thank you Joyce Spencer!
Wow! is all I can say you have been such an inspiration to me and many others! Your support is so awesome and your talent is very amazing as you! I look forward to you being on the show I am so honored to have you as my special guest! Thanks for all you do and may you continue to touch lives and make a positive impact everywhere your feet tread! God Bless you beautiful Soul Light!
Hello Joyce, I heard you play this past weekend at 2 Kats and you were absolutely wonderful! It great to see a female artist that is multi-talented. I enjoyed the saxophone solo you performed that night and you have a fan for life!! God Bless you and keep doing ~hat you are doing!
I just wanted to take another moment to thank you both for the wonderful professional experience at my dad's party!
Mrs Joyce; as always your sounds were music to our ears! We heard compliments about your playing all night!
Talk to you soon,
Joyce Spencer is Truly a FIVE STAR performer!
Joyce Spencer was excellent!!!! She was the consummate professional and gave a very engaging, and energetic performance at our Dallas Jazz Series NYE 2019 event. Her musical talent is incredible. Everyone was very impressed with her talents. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone looking for an extremely talented saxophonist and singer. Truly a FIVE STAR performer.
Very Professional and accommodating
Sent on 03/25/2019
My birthday party
I found that the Joyce Spencer Band was professional before, during and after my event. Easy to talk with during the planning stage. They were early to arrive and set-up; and one of the most enjoyable bands I've heard.
Sent on 03/25/2019
Many compliments were received on the performance last night. Thank you so much for your and Joyce’s talents. It was a special night. Joyce, I will watch for local performance schedule. Thank you for entertaining our neighbors. Sandi Dann