Called a “master composer” by the Boston Globe for his jazz orchestra’s debut jazz CD, “First Storybook”, Hans Indigo Spencer’s career stretches over twenty years of supporting stories for theater directors, filmmakers, animators, and choreographers. Broadcast composing credits include shows on National Geographic Channel, History Channel, PBS, Cartoon Network, the Science Channel, and Discovery. He has created music for plays at Portland Stage – “Snow Queen”, “Iron Kisses”, “Magnetic North”, and “Passion of the Hausfrau”. He has also underscored hundreds of improv comedy shows at Improv Boston Theater, played saxophone with bands such as the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra and his own Indigo Invention Group, and written jazz compositions for those groups as well. The Chameleon Arts Ensemble, one of Boston’s premier classical chamber groups, regularly features his music in their family concerts which he helps design and present.
He was educated in classical composition at Oberlin Conservatory and earned a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory.