Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2015 -- Oct. 3 will, without a doubt, be a Jazz Day for recording artist and legendary vocalist Stephanie Spruill as she's set to perform music from her newly released CD "It's a Jazz Day" at the GRAMMY Museum.
The concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Clive Davis Theatre at the GRAMMY Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., in Los Angeles.
A Los Angeles native, Spruill is said to be one of the top background singers in the world and has sung on perhaps more gold and platinum selling, GRAMMY award winning albums for more iconic performers than any other artist out there. Over the last three decades she has recorded and toured with: Julio Iglesias; Whitney Houston; Tom Petty; Mariah Carey; Tina Turner; Aretha Franklin; Barbra Streisand; Donna Summer; Diana Ross; Billy Idol; Simply Red; Luther Vandross; Talking Heads; Michael Jackson; Placido Domingo; Ricky Martin; Enrique Iglesias; Glen Campbell, Olivia Newton-John; Quincy Jones; and, the list goes on and on.
"I was never just a background singer, I was always a total artist," Spruill says of opening for, singing duets with, or playing her signature tambourine as a percussionist with myriad iconic names of jazz, pop, classical and R&B artists.
She prides herself as a team player, though she's also an incredible soloist, with a coloratura voice and a range of more than five octaves.
The sexy, soulful soprano was once likened by Motown records founder, Berry Gordy to legends Eartha Kitt and Sarah Vaughn.
She's not only recorded on film and vinyl, through the years she's performed before presidents and royalty the world over. She sang at the White House for three different administrations, and before the Emperor of Japan; the Queen of England; and, the King of Spain.
And, that's not her only venture into the arts.
Spruill was recently featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network's reality show, "Sweetie Pies," and graced the stage of the 87th annual Academy Awards singing with John Legend and Common on the Oscar winning best original song, "Glory."
She's written much of her own songs, as well as writing and arranging songs for other artists and the theme song for a movie.
And, besides artist development, coaching of other vocalists, and inspirational speaking engagements, she wrote a motivational book: "17 Points to Longevity in Show Business: Staying Focused On Your Vision."
Spruill also has stayed focused on her own vision, with the release of her solo album, "It's A Jazz Day." The CD, which she also produced, features Spruill's soulful, spirited, range defying vocal styling on a plethora of genres, from R&B to Brazilian, Latin, classic, contemporary urban and traditional jazz.
The album also features the talented fingers of world renowned jazz pianist Patrice Rushen and title song, "It's a Jazz Day," was written by eclectic Canadian-American songwriter and recording artist, Brenda Russell, who also sings with Spruill on that number.
Spruill says her CD is a bit of all of her favorite things and a blending of her many God-given gifts. From the jazz she grew up listening to in her home to a gospel-flavor from her church upbringing.
"It's more than just singing, every song has a meaning," she says, adding though she's passionate about all of her music, one of the most meaningful for her is an 8-minute tribute to jazz great Thelonious Monk.
"Jazz is life," Spruill says of what for her is the ultimate expression of her art and her inner self. "You have to improvise through life. You never know, you can have everything planned out and then life gives you a curve ball. It's how we come out that matters. I love jazz because it makes me feel free. This album freed me because every day is a jazz day."
Though Spruill was previously signed by Clive Davis to ARISTA Records, "It's a Jazz Day," and Spruill's 2011 "Memoirs" album were recorded on her own label, La Pantera Records.
As for her purpose in life and her career, Spruill says: It's my mission to reach the world over and touch everyone with all the artistry in me. I have discovered that God and art are the links that bring us closer to our divine purpose."
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