Growing up in Fort Collins, CO, Spencer had the opportunity to become part of the area music scene early in life. He began playing piano at a young age, and started to pursue a musical career after being inspired by his musical family.
Learning from and being inspired by great area players like Mark Sloniker and Ben Markley, Spencer formed his first jazz quartet at age 16, which played frequently in the Fort Collins area. Since then he has performed with The Colorado Swing Big Band, The Ace Gillett’s Subterraneans, The Bryce Merritt band, and extensively as a jazz pianist along the northern Colorado front range from Denver to Fort Collins.
Spencer is currently pursuing a degree in jazz studies at the University of Northern Colorado. At UNC, Spencer is thankful to be part of an award-winning jazz program that pushes him further every day. Studying with Dana Landry, Spencer is a jazz composer, arranger and performer, and can be heard every Wednesday night at Ace Gillett’s in Fort Collins.