Spenser Liszt fronts the self titled Denton, TX based band Spenser Liszt and His
Disciples. Organic composition and pure improvisation are the foundations of his
group. Liszt recently released his debut album Until Further Notice (Armored
Records), October 2013 and performs frequently in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Protruding from an entirely nonmusical
family, saxophonist Spenser Liszt has followed
his dreams of performing professionally. As a native of Dallas, Texas, Liszt showed interest in
music at an early age learning violin and piano before taking up saxophone in 1999. Liszt studied
classical saxophone with Don Fabian at Southern Methodist University, while simultaneously
learning the workings of jazz with trumpeter Akira Sato. In 2008, he transferred to the University
of North Texas to pursue a musically competitive lifestyle.
Liszt holds a Master of Music in jazz studies at the University of North Texas under the
apprenticeship of Brad Leali. Liszt has collaborated with wellknown
artists such as Miles
Okazaki, John Clayton, Terrell Stafford, Peter Erskine, Frank Wess, Wayne Bergeron, Dennis
DiBlasio, Brad Leali, Shelley Carrol, Roger Boykin, Lars Jansson, Akira Sato, Stefan Karlsson,
Steve Wiest, Frank Mantooth and worldrenowned
nu metal band Korn. Liszt prides himself in
his ability to double equally on all saxophones as well as the bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, and
bassoon. Liszt bases his musical approach upon Sonny Rollins idea of pure improvisation and
prodigious sight reading ability.
Liszt has expanded his expertise nationwide traveling and performing with UNT’s
grammy nominated worldrenowned
One O’clock Lab Band as the baritone saxophonist. Liszt
is featured on their recent release Lab 2013, on Drew Zaremba's arrangement of "As Time Goes
By" by Herman Hupfield as well as Lab 2012, on the track “Be That Way” by Tyler Mire.