Across the course of a peerless career, Stephanie Spruill represents excellence in music, recording, performance, composition and education in a profound plethora of ways. Stephanie is the founder of Spruill House Music Inc., School of Voice and Artist Development. Also, Stephanie ’ s latest book, “ 17 Points to Longevity In Show Business ” , DVD and CD ’ s, are a big hit.
Recently Stephanie Spruill received the prestigious Living Legends of Jazz Award from the City of Los Angeles. She also appeared on the 87 th Academy Awards singing with John Legend and Common on the Oscar winning song “ Glory ” to rave reviews. Very few can righteously claim to have sung on hundreds of gold and platinum records as Stephanie Spruill. She toured and/or recorded with Julio Iglesias, Glen Campbell, Harvey Mason , Jeff Lorber, David T. Walker, Nancy Wilson, Placido Domingo, Rickey Martin, Elton John, Enrique Iglesias, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, to being the sole woman wailing on the climactic Tom Petty ’ s “ Don ’ t Come Around Here No More ” and leading the chorus on Billy Idol ’ s rousing “ Mony Mony ” …to have sung, directed and contracted the 42 person choir for Michael Jackson & The Jacksons’ “ Can You Feel It ” and arranged and sung on the sultry, sexy backgrounds for Gino Vanelli ’ s “ I Just Wanna Stop ” …to have sung the stratospheric otherworldly scales of jazz trumpet legend Donald Byrd ’ s “ Stepping Into Tomorrow ” then played all that funky-funky tambourine on his Quiet Storm classic “ Think Twice ” . Steven Stills and Kenny Wayne Shepherd (The Rides) featured Stephanie ’ s vocals on 6 songs on their latest cd.
Stephanie ’ s cd “ It ’ s a jazz Day ” features her originals and soulful Jazz classics with a Latin spin. Also, Brenda Russell wrote the song “ It ’ s a Jazz Day ” & sang on the recording with Stephanie. Also, Patrice Rushen who plays keys on a few selections along with Stephanie ’ s band Peewee & Michiko Hill, Nolan Shaheed, Michael O ’ Neill, Stacey Lamont Sydnor and Zane Musa.
Clive Davis personally signed Stephanie Spruill to Arista Records. Stephanie notably added songwriting to her cache with winning results. She co-wrote the song “ I ’ ll Be Good To You ” by smooth jazz star Najee featuring guest vocalist Vesta – album, Tokyo Blue .
The very next year, Stephanie Spruill co-penned with Jeff Lorber two songs for the iconic Jazz vocalist Jon Lucien ’ s major comeback album Listen Love, including the single “ Sweet Control and Nothing Last Forever.
Stephanie has sung at the White House for three separate administrations and for The King of Spain, and The Queen of England.