Spencer Music and Artist Development


Summer 2016

Aloha, family, students, fans and friends:

Spring has been a productive and creative period for students and myself at Spencer Music and Artist Development.  As we come into summer I would like to inform you on exacting new developments:  Thanks for your patronage:

  • LES BAXTER: The new 700 page biography about Les Baxter, the Father of Exotica, is now available from the Products page. Get your copy today. 
  • EXOTICA: THE COCKTAIL PIANO HOUR, VOLUME II: Look for the new digital release June 15, 2016. The album will contain new piano arrangements of Les Baxter's Quiet Village and Jungle Flower as well as Impressionist/Exotica masterpieces by Cyril Scott, Claude Debussy, Leopold Godowsky and Walter Niemann, as well as a new original composition by James Spencer
  • LES BAXTER BIO INTERVIEW on COCKTAIL NATION: Look for the radio podcast later this summer.
  • EASY-LISTENING: THE COCKTAIL PIANO HOUR, VOLUME III: Look for this easy-listening cocktail piano compilation of your favorite 60s/70s selections of Johnny Mandel, Marvin Hamlisch, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow and others in late summer of 2016.
  • JAMES SPENCER is currently accepting new students for the summer!:  James Spencer is currently accepting new students in piano, digital keyboards, voice, acting, strings, composition/theory, songwriting, music research and music therapy breath.  Lessons are offered in 30, 45, 60 75 and 90 min durations biweekly, weekly or bimonthly. 
  • ARTIST DEVELOPMENT/MANAGEMENT SERVICES: By audition and appointment through June 15. 


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