With his edgy style and innovative beats, jazz and blues drummer Isaiah Spencer has carved out a unique reputation in Chicago and on the national and international music stage. Not only has the North Side native performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Englewood Blues Festival, Jazz Showcase, the House of Blues and Rosa’s, he has taken the stage to perform with legends like Fred Anderson, William Parker and Ernest Dawkins.
The Chicago Tribune’s recently retired Music Critic, Howard Reich, has called his sound “propulsive” and “incendiary.” Chris Searle, culture writer for the Morning Star said his sound is “fiery.”
For this his birthday weekend, Isaiah has brought together a hard hitting cast of cats to form a powerful quintet with the aim celebrate such a happening the best way they know how…by enjoying life to the fullest through musical creation and improvisation. We hope you enjoy as well!