Jennifer Spector has been writing and performing her songs with her acoustic guitar for almost a decade. She primarily draws from her love of traditional folk music, with a hint of the smart sassiness of Jazz. She performed on the streets of 14 European Countries in 1996, a year after moving to the American Southwest. She now performs regularly at venues all around the Southwest and California. She self-produced an 8 state tour to Chicago and back summer of 2003. She mixes her relaxed desert mentality with the quick, sharp inevitable wit of a woman coming of age in New Jersey. Her first full-length release Ahead of the Game, on her own Bathtub Music label, showcases 10 of her finest songs. With her beautiful voice, singer/ songwriter Jennifer Spector is a pleasure to listen to. That her songs are also first-rate makes “Ahead of the Game” appropriately titled. The songs here are mellow, and Spector’s acoustic guitar playing is augmented by diverse instrumentation including flute, oboe, banjo, trumpet and a terrific xylophone on “Humor.” Lyrically, she turns nice philosophical phrases such as “A grain of salt goes a very long way in life’s smorgasbord.” This album is one “game” worth playing over and over again.
Thomas Bond, Music Editor
Get Out, The Tribune (Phoenix)3/03
“Her songs come with a degree of honesty that comes with life experience and the humanity of relationships.
Ryan Heinsius, Flagstaff Live 4/03
“With her passionate voice, Jennifer Spector will prove that she is diverse. This performing songwriter will definitely move you either in person or listening to her new album Ahead of the Game.”
Lavender Magazine, San Diego CA 6/03
You can reach Jennifer Spector online at www.jenniferspector.com.