Richard Spaven lives in England but his career takes him all over the world performing with artists Jose James, The Cinematic Orchestra, TY, Robert Mitchell 3IO and DJ Vadim and One Self featuring Yarah Bravo among many others.
On top of his studio and touring commitments, Richard Spaven also works on occasion as a music director with BBC special programming.
Richard Spaven has also released his debut solo album 'Spavens 5ive' on the UKs Jazz Refreshed label.
Spaven's sublime intuitive drumming and his personable nature quickly established him as a favourite amongst the Jazzre:freshed faithful. In many ways, Spaven sums up what jazzre:freshed is all about. By connecting the dots as he seamlessly traverses between genres, he weaves a thread of jazz throughout each one. He is as comfortable manning the kit behind classically trained piano virtuoso Robert Mitchell, as he was when touring the world with hall of fame hip-hop emcee (the late) GURU.
Spaven is equally at home when providing the percussive undertone to the futuristic sounds of maestro Mark de Clive Lowe and the prolific 4Hero. It is no surprise then that he is the backbone for jazz vocalist Jose James band as well as conducting the beats for The Cinematic Orchestra.