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Joel Spencer

PERFORMS WITH: Independent

About the Artist

As an Independent Arist, I have performed with such jazz artists as Wayne Shorter, the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry, Cissy Houston, Chet Baker, and pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim (former conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Joel's current setup:
8x10 rack tom, 8x12 rack tom, 14x14 floor tom, 16x18 bass drum, 5x14 snare

We asked... Why Gretsch?

The history of modern jazz drumming was discovered, performed, and explored on Gretsch Drums. After a number of endorsements, I’ve finally returned home to the greatest drums on the planet - Gretsch!!


Chick Webb, Papa Joe Jones, Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Philly Jo Jones, Mel Lewis, Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, and Jack DeJohnette,


Take the time to practice with diligence, patience, and commitment. Take every opportunity to hear music in the “live” setting, and learn the musical responsibilities of drumming first-hand.

Gretsch Marquee Series

New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive, open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

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Gold Series Snares

Gold Series drums use high-grade materials consisting of boutique-level craftsmanship and appointments.

The New Gold Series snares are designed for the discerning player that is looking to add a new, unique sound to their drum kit. View the entire Gold Series listing to learn more.

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