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Demetrius Spaneas has traveled the world as a musical ambassador, promoting jazz and American music throughout the US, Eastern Europe, and Asia and has been featured soloist and composer at major concert venues and international festivals in the three continents. Through his work with the US Embassy system, he has presented concerts and lectures on American music and culture throughout the former Soviet Union and is a Fulbright Specialist in American Studies. In the US, he has played with some of the greats of American music, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Denise Williams, James Ingraham, Dionne Warwick, and many others in the pop/R&B world, including being the saxophonist for Motownäó»s famous Funk Brothers for two years. As a composer he has won grants and awards from ASCAP, Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, and other organizations, including a special certificate from the Russian Duma (senate) for enriching the cultural life of St. Petersburg. Mr. Spaneas, a Boston-based artist, is a native of Lowell, MA and holds both bachelor and master of music degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music.
Mr. Spaneas’ jazz ensembles are available for all types of events and settings.
Mr. Spaneas also composes original classical music for your wedding, funeral, or other event. Please contact him directly for details.