Nancy Reed and Spencer Reed's unique brand of vocal and instrumental styling has been enjoyed by audiences for over 30 years.

Their forte is their vocal blend, with tight yet natural phrasing and unusual harmony. Both grew up in New York City and started their musical collaboration as teenagers in the Bronx. They were influenced by the classic performances of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Carmen McRae and Jackie and Roy.

Their audience is always treated to a warm, relaxed vibe yet the music is swinging and intense. They offer an unusual selection of rarely heard tunes punctuated by unique treatments of jazz standards.


SR by Bud

With their twenty fingers and four lips working as one,
Nancy and Spencer Reed lead you through their interesting arrangements with skill and aplomb.
They are the swingin'est, most dynamite small band I have heard yet - Bob Dorough

Nancy Reed has the voice she needs to go as far as she wants - Jon Hendricks

The dramatic focus Reed brings to as impressive as a prize
ornament on the [Christmas] tree - DownBeat Magazine


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photo credits
Nancy with Phil Woods Orchestra Gar Woods
Spencer - Bud Nealy
Nancy and Spencer - Olivia Reed
Nancy and the Ellington Legacy Group - John Meixner
site design by Eric Higbee

You are listening to
various selections from
"Neighbors", "Let's Fall In Love", "Thank You Uncle Edward" and "Blue Sunrise"
see the Recordings Page for details

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