Having now been in the music business for 43 years, Jeffery Allen Spence began his professional career at the age of 15 playing in successful jazz trios, serving as pianist in the Bill Causey Orchestra (Shreveport LA) and big band arranger for the Louisiana pageant system. During his high school years he was music director for numerous theatrical productions (i.e. Oklahoma) and leading his own jazz/rock performance groups. After high school, he studied music, languages and theology at 6 different universities which included jazz studies programs at Loyola University New Orleans and University of New Orleans, where he studied piano under Ellis Marsalis. In the late 70’s Jeffery toured the world with a Christian touring band from Oral Robers University, Living Sound. The stint included playing such high profile gigs at Shea Stadium (40,000 ppl) and European events. During the 80’s Jeffery acted as minister of music for several churches in the souther United States, facilitating choirs, orchestras and theatrical productions as well as piano conductor for Fiesta Texas (San Antonia, Gaylord Entertainment). He has performed with such artists as Brook Benton, Jimmy Witherspoon, Marva Wright, Brian Blade and has opened for such groups as Spyro Gyra and the Neville Brothers. He also orchestrated for Miss America and Cheryll Pruitt Blackwood, as well as doing pianist duties for the traveling Broadway cast of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Strands Theatre). After establishing his show on
This is a collection of many audio snippets of many projects I\'ve produced. ALL STYLES. This shows my strength as a composer, keyboardist and music producer.
Over the Rainbow. From Positively Swing CD
From the Gratitunes CD.
Black Gospel. From Gratitunes...... My work w choirs. funk arranging.