Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spencer Zweifel Trio - Side One (2017)

The first EP by the Spencer Zweifel Trio combines original compositions with arrangements of some lesser known tunes. The trio is made up of players from UNC Greeley's award winning jazz program and their second EP "Side Two" is currently in the works.

Spencer Zweifel began playing piano at a young age, and started to really pursue it after being inspired by his musical family. Growing up in Fort Collins, CO, Spencer had the opportunity to become part of the area music scene early in life. 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.

1. The Good Old Days 06:36
2. Whatever Lola Wants 04:33
3. Secret Love 04:13
4. Just Right 06:17

Bass: Ryan Black 
Drums: Ryan Leppich 
Engineer: Greg Heimbecker 
Album Art: Allison Wheeler 
Recorded at UNC Studios in Greeley, CO