Jeff Spero

Jeffrey Spero has become one of the premiere dance pianists on the west coast.  Known for his energetic style and creative arrangements, Jeff has brought his talents to dances and festivals throughout the nation. His accompaniments bring a fresh perspective to traditional forms. Through performances with The SyncopathsChopped Liver and Jax, along with renowned fiddlers Richard Greene (Bluegrass), Jamie Laval (Scottish), Kathleen Keane (Irish),  Laura Light (Contra, Swing),  Laura Risk (Scottish), and Tom Sauber (Old-time),  Jeff’s reputation as a highly sought after pianist has been well established.

In addition to his musical talents, Jeff is also in high demand as a contradance caller and has called dances and dance camps from Washington DC to San Diego.  Many of his contradance choreographies are danced throughout the country.  He is co-editor of “(southern) California Twirls,” a book that chronicles the history of contradancing in southern California, and is currently working on his second book featuring contradances written throughout the state.    

Aside from music and dance, Jeff is also a husband and father of two wonderful daughters.  His family’s website is here! (text from