Joyce Spencer is an award-winning saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist from Dallas, Texas, who 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 are definitely her forte and an asset to writing music and entertainment. Whether it's upbeat music, sultry smooth jazz, or ballads, Joyce provides sensational musical entertainment on saxophone (soprano, alto, and tenor), flute, and vocals that cater 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. After a 20-year career in corporate America, Joyce returned to music with sheer determination as an independent artist. She single-handedly composed and produced her first album, "Sweet Dreams", and has since released several more projects including "Many Colors", "It's Christmas Time, and other single releases like "Solace", "Cherish", and "Sax-O-Phunk".
She has graced the stage of many music festivals, concerts, church, and corporate events in the United States as a lead artist and with other artists/bands like Yarbrough & Peoples and Jazz in Pink, but radio stations are playing her music all over the world. She has been honored with awards and special recognition such as the GHP Radio Music Award Best Groove Sax, NAACP Music Award (Garland, TX), Black Women in Jazz Saxophonist of the Year, Sound Fusion Radio Song of the Week, Sassy Radio Top 20, Radio Indie Alliance Top 10, SmoothJazz.com top 30, Grammy consideration on a collaboration with David McLorren, WSRN-DB Jazz Oasis Top 10 and Number one, Radio Indie Alliance Top 10, The Radio Indie International Network Top 10 chart, and Radio Indie International Network Artist of the Week. Joyce also received several special features in other media magazine/news formats like Coffee Talk Jazz (front cover), Basile Weekly, Trinity River Blues Society, The Debbie Burke Jazz Blog, Woodshed Jazz Magazine, and Amazing Smooth and Jazz Radio.
Other notable awards and nominations are Coffee Talk Jazz Radio "Heart & Soul Instrumental" Award, ASCAPLUS Awards Panel Recognition, and the Akedemia Award for best funk song (Many Colors). In other categories, she was also nominated for the South Florida Gospel Music Awards, Best Female Jazz Flutist, and Best Producer/Arranger/Composer by Black Women in Jazz and Fine Arts. Recently, Joyce was also honored to make the front cover of the prestigious "Coffee Talk Magazine", and her hometown newspaper, Basile Weekly.
When Joyce is not performing or writing/composing music, she is hard at work recording her next project and collaborating with other independent artists.