Jazz / Pop / Soul
A trumpeter, singer, producer, and dancer who rocks alligator shoes with smoking style and panache, Spencer Ludwig brings any party to life. Chances are, you’ve heard his lyrical lead trumpet soaring through the music of multiplatinum-selling indie pop act Capital Cities. Not only did the Los Angeles-born, half-Filipino vocalist-instrumentalist perform on their full-length debut In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, but he also crisscrossed the globe with the band, opening Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour and tearing up the stage at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and more. Following a whirlwind two years in the group, he returned to Los Angeles in December 2014 and commenced writing solo material that showcased both his trumpet talents and dynamic, diverse vocals. On his 2016 solo debut for Warner Bros. Records, he merges jazz virtuosity and pop style for a sound that simmers and swaggers with soul.
June 8, 2017 Chromeo, Gallant, Tegan and Sara, Young M.A, Spencer Ludwig, Leon Else + more.
Author: Grant Owens
October 24, 2016 Our favorite trumpet-playing, funk-singing, brimmed hat-wearing extraordinaire has just presented us with not one, but two fabulous new singles: “Good Time People” and “Midnight Special.”
Author: Yasmin Damoui
August 29, 2016 This Saturday, Sept. 3 marks an extremely bittersweet occasion: the grand finale of our Summer Concerts Series at Union Station Los Angeles. While we regret to say goodbye, we’re going out with a BANG with a phenomenal final lineup featuring Lostboycrow, Spencer Ludwig, Bryce Fox, Davis, and Val Fleury.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
August 8, 2016 Once we heard the news that Capital Cities trumpeter Spencer Ludwig is launching his solo career, we had to get the inside scoop from him directly. Read more inside.
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