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Trombone, Guitar, Composition/Arranging
Spencer Krips is a Canadian musician living in the prairies in Saskatchewan. Active in the classical, jazz, and music theatre scenes, Spencer draws inspiration from all aspects of his musical background in his compositions. Spencer currently performs with his band Checkout Queens (guitar), as well as with the Footnotes Big Band and Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra (trombone/bass trombone).
Spencer studied Music Education at the University of Saskatchewan, where he was actively involved with the U of S Jazz Ensemble, Wind Orchestra, and Greystones Singers. During his studies, Spencer performed with the Carn Davidson 9, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, and the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra.
Spencer’s compositions have been performed across North America, including notable performances by the University of Toronto Hart House Jazz Ensemble and the Kansas State University Concert Band, as well as performances of commissioned pieces for the Strata Festival of New Music.