"Vocal Group of the Year", "Best A Cappella Album", and "Best A Cappella Song" ~ JPF International Music Awards 'IAJE Award for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education" ~ International Association for Jazz Education "Well, they certainly got the name right. If there were ever a society that knew how to groove, these kids are that utopia." ~ Sean Dargie - Recorded A Cappella Review Board 'Just when you think you may have heard the 'best', a vocal group completes a long-standing effort to achieve perfection and the marker is moved up. From the opening tune, 'Oye Como Va' through the last ballad 'When October Goes', the stylish rhythms and phrasings, the impeccable harmonies and stunning solos, and the driving blend that never falters, all tell you this is a unique effort by a very talented ensemble... The best I could imagine placing before the world stage. It's golden. Acquire it any way you can!' ~Rol Sharette, The Songster Groove Society is an award winning vocal ensemble with a growing reputation for excellence in jazz and the art of a cappella singing. Thoughtfully crafted arrangements, masterful use of extended harmonies, intricate rhythms, and exhilarating improvisations characterize this ensembles unique sound. Although the group's roots are firmly planted in the jazz genre, they are not afraid to demonstrate their versatility by performing in a variety of styles. Whether singing Latin, blues, bebop, rock, pop, funk or R&B, a common thread of exuberant passion and soul runs throughout each performance. With the release of their new CD, Groove Society is receiving radio play from coast to coast and around the world. They have appeared at international jazz festivals throughout North America, sharing the billing with, and/or opening for legendary artists including Bonnie Raitt, Bobby McFerrin, Patty Austin, The Rippingtons, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Heath, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Freddy Cole, Styx, and many more! In addition to their busy performing schedule, Groove Society also works in education, giving workshops and clinics to high school and college students. Individually, members are involved in a variety of projects including solo performances and recordings, teaching, adjudication, writing and arranging. The group hopes to continue to explore all styles of music and expand their audiences for years to come.
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