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For Immediate Release Contact: Becki Gervin, 408.961.

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January 18, 2011 bgervin@montalvoarts.org

Montalvo Arts Center Presents


Spencer Day
“Put him in the company of Rufus Wainwright, Nellie McKay and other
young singer-songwriters who have open hearts and something new to
say.” - Time Out New York

SARATOGA, Calif. – On February 13, Montalvo Arts Center presents singer


Spencer Day in the Carriage House Theatre. Compared to crooners Harry
Connick Jr. and Michael Buble, Day has made a name for himself as a
vocalist-songwriter-pianist and modern-day musical nomad. In addition to
this special concert, Montalvo – partnered with Le Papillon restaurant – offers
a Valentine’s Celebration Dinner package, which includes an elegant candlelit
three-course meal and concert ticket. Tickets for the concert are available
through the Montalvo Box Office and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets for the
dinner package are only available by calling Le Papillon at 408-296-3730.

Day borrows from numerous sources including jazz, musical theater, cabaret,
soul, folk, traditional and contemporary pop. He performed at the 2007 San
Francisco Jazz Festival, and has been a recurring headliner in a number of
high-profile Bay Area clubs, including Yoshi’s, the Plush Room, the Great
American Music Hall and the Herbst Theatre. On the east coast, he has
earned raves for performances at Town Hall, Joe’s Pub and the Canal Room
in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
In the past year alone, Day has opened for Rufus Wainwright at the Napa
Valley Opera House and appeared at both the Monterey Jazz and Tanglewood
Jazz Festivals.

Day’s newest release, Vagabond, is an album that he considers “a marked


departure” from his previous work. “I have very eclectic tastes, and they’re
reflected in this record,” he says. “But I really pulled in the reins on this
project to focus on a sound and create a texture that is more consistent than
my first two records.” His single, “Till You Come To Me,” earned the number
one spot on the Smooth Adult Contemporary year-end radio chart.
Born in Utah, raised in rural Arizona, currently living in Los Angeles with
extended residencies in New York and San Francisco, Day has called many
places home. Along the way, he has wandered amid the expansive and
diverse landscape of American music. Day uses intuition and improvisation as
his primary tools to craft a sound that is traditional and familiar, yet fresh
and innovative at the same time, creating a blend too subtle to parse into
neatly defined categories.

By his own account, Day got a bit of a late start on his journey of artistic
self-discovery. Largely self-taught, he grew up listening to a wide cross-
section of composers, including Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Joni Mitchell,
John Lennon and Paul Simon. He also counts "all those old MGM musicals" he
watched as a kid among his primary influences.

Spencer Day
Sunday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
$35/$30 Members: $31/$27

Valentine’s Celebration Dinner by Le Papillon

$120 per person (not including wine, tax, or tip), includes dinner and concert
ticket. Call Le Papillion at 408-296-3730 to make reservations.

Concert tickets are available through the Box Office, open Monday through
Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and through Ticketmaster.com

About Montalvo Arts Center


Montalvo Arts Center is an oasis of culture and nature that fulfills its mission
by creating and presenting arts of all types; by nurturing artists; and by
using its historic Villa, buildings and grounds in innovative ways that engage
people in the creative process. Montalvo embraces Silicon Valley’s leadership
in innovation by being an inspirational catalyst that connects artists,
community and visitors so they can experience and celebrate the creative
process. Montalvo’s programming includes: an annual theme-based arts
program; music and performance; education and public programs; new
media and visual arts; and the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Residency
Program. Located in the Saratoga foothills in the midst of Silicon Valley,
Montalvo occupies a Mediterranean-style villa on 175 stunning acres, which
Senator James Phelan left to the people of California for the encouragement
of promising students in the areas of art, music, literature and architecture.
Montalvo celebrates its centennial in 2012. For more information about
Montalvo Arts Center, call 408.961.5800 or visit www.montalvoarts.org.

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