Philadelphia born Donnell Spencer, Jr. is a self-taught drummer and avid lover of music. Donnell is a talented musician, singer and songwriter. This well regarded instrumentalist has toured or worked with the likes of: Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Jody Watley, El, DeBarge, Destiny’s Child, Patti Austin, Brian Culbertson, En Vogue, Jonathan Butler, and Boney James; to name a few.
His recording experience includes: Bermuda Nights / Gerald Albright, Journey / Bobby Lyle, Somethin Bout Love, Nice & Slow / Brian Culbertson, Sweet Thing, Boney’s Funky Christmas / Boney James and Paradise / Kenny G.
Donnell is also an award winning and chart topping songwriter. He has won the prestigious John Lennon Songwriter award for two of his original songs in the categories of Hip Hop and Smooth Jazz. He also had a #1 song on the Billboard R&B Chart, "Turned Away"/Chuckii Booker. He co-wrote and produced the title song with Brian Culbertson, “Nice and Slow.”
Today, this multi-talented musician is currently touring with Asian pop stars Jane Zhang and Jolin Tsai. He also plays with Rufus.