SPIRIT FINGERS are a jazz quartet led by pianist GREG SPERO. Born in Chicago, Spero’s first pro gig was playing in his father’s blues band while studying jazz and composition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

After college, the young piano man was a mainstay on the local Chicago music scene before working with the Buddy Rich Big Band. Then Greg formed his own band – Polyrhythmic, who morphed into Spirit Fingers. The line up is pianist Greg Spero, Parisian bassist Hadrien Feraud, Dallas drummer Mike Mitchell and Italian guitarist Dario Chiazzolino and their music has already amassed more than 250,000 hits on Youtube.

Next March Spero and Spirit Fingers will launch their eponymous CD on the Shanachie label. It’s described as “a glorious genre-bending excursion of free-wheeling groove, unbridled swing, and rhythmic fancy”. We’ll let you know just as soon as we have our copy!