In 1954 Spizz formed his first band, the Nordanels, with his high school classmate Neil Sedaka. During the late 1950's and early 1960's, he was the Musical Director and Orchestra Leader for many of the major hotels in the Catskill Mountains. During the 1970's, Spizz served as the Musical Director for 10 television specials and for the weekly television show "Long Island Tonight". He also was Musical Director for the Miss New York State and Ms. World pageants.
In 1975, Spizz founded his own music and entertainment company. He merged it with a major entertainment company in 1980.
Fifteen years later he sold his interest and created a new company, SPN Music & Entertainment which provides bands, ensembles, disc jockeys, entertainers, dancers, theme parties, name acts, and theatrical productions for corporate and social events.
Spizz holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Music from the Manhattan School of Music.
Gotham's 20th Anniversary Gala is coming up very soon. You can be part of this great event by attending, taking a journal ad and/or writing about a Gotham experience. Click on the picture on the home page for more info.
Friday is the last day to purchase a journal ad for the Theresa Foundation Dinner honoring Fred Klein. The link to do so is http://tiny.cc/6n6mvx
After Friday it is time to start thinking about making plans to attend this event. Let's see how many Gotham tables we can fill. The date is May 1. The link to buy tickets is the same as the journal link.
Throwback Thursday picture
My brother, cousins and me working at the smoked fish factory. I am the oldest and was about 14. The bottom picture was taken about 8 years later when we all happened to be there at the same time and my uncle made us put on workclothes so he could take the same picture.