Spencer Proffer is a music and media producer who has been at the forefront of successful and inventive multi-platform media initiatives throughout his accomplished career.
As a content creator/producer, Spencer has had a long history of connecting with and engaging audiences. His productions have garnered Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards and nominations, and as music producer his work has led to the sale of millions of gold and platinum records.
Proffer’s notable accomplishments date back to age 26 where he placed music icon Tina Turner into the feature adaptation of The Who’s Tommy. He then proceeded to produce and play guitar on the acclaimed Tina Turner classic album, Acid Queen.
Spencer has been honored for his work as a producer, arranger, songwriter and engineer on numerous occasions. His collaboration with Stevie Wonder for a New Line feature film yielded a 1997 Grammy nomination.
He was the Music Director and wrote/arranged and produced the original songs for HBO’s award winning, multi-cultural series, Happily Ever After . He was also a producer of the stage play and cast album producer/arranger for the 4 time Tony nominated Broadway show ‘It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues” (cast album featuring BB King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Andrae Crouch Choir and Randy Jackson) . He has also produced/executive produced 18 films and supervised and directed the music for over 120 features and television shows around the world.
Spencer is executive producing is a re-imagination of timeless Jimi Hendrix songs, partnered with original Hendrix Engineer, Eddie Kramer and Sony/Legacy (who are distributing the recordings worldwide), blessed by the estate.
Proffer is producing the authorised feature documentary on the reach of John Coltrane’s music and Coltrane himself, partnered with the estate and and support from Universal, Warner and Concord Music, who own the majority of Coltrane’s career master recordings. The John Coltrane film project can be viewed here.
He is currently the media advisor along with Tom Hanks as CEO of the Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes initiative for Military Caregivers called Hidden Heroes