Primary Instrument: Vocalist
My name is April Spain. I was born in Texas, but was raised in the Washington D.C. area wgere my family and cultural environment exposed me to the sounds that helped to shape my musical style. Although self taught on piano, I discovered that I possessed a natural talent and a four octave plus vocal range. I have made music the focus of my life, performing original compositions as well as jazz favorites, for audiences around the globe. Living in Memphis and New orleans and touring in Europe and Japan, I gained a world view of Jazz as a constantly evolving art form. I find that jazz allows me to use my voice as an instrument and not simply a story telling device. You will hear this on my recently released CD entitled Live Set featuring the April Spain Quartet and broadcast on the Las Vegas jazz radio station KUNV 91.5 FM....
Someday someone in the recording industry will discover April Spain Jerry Fink Las Vegas Sun
A lady with the voice, and the ability to use it with the expertise that April Spain employs, should be considered a National Treasure, be recorded and installed in the Smithsonian The Bogey Man Soundboard Magazine
The next time you throw a cocktail party that calls for a vocal jazz band running through standards, April Spain Quartet is as good a call as any. Tasteful piano, guitar, drums and stand-up bass, with a female vocalist who can go from low key cool to scat on command. Troy Johnson San Diego Citybeat
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