EUGE GROOVE and Gerald Veasley Band

Thu Oct 12 2023 at 07:00 pm to 08:15 pm

South Jazz Club / Unscripted Jazz Series | Philadelphia

Unscripted Jazz Series
Publisher/HostUnscripted Jazz Series
EUGE GROOVE and Gerald Veasley Band
“...fluid melodies sound more like pop and R&B sprinkled with a bit of jazz on top — think smooth jazz with a twist, a bump and grid... NPR
About this Event

Euge Groove’s musical sensibilities are hard-won. Born Steven Eugene Grove in Hagerstown, Maryland, he grew up in a musical home. His mother played piano and taught the church choir and Euge began his musical pursuits at the age of seven, beginning with piano and adding saxophone at nine. A graduate of Miami’s School Of Music, Euge launched his professional career in Miami in the mid-80s, playing in salsa bands, Top 40 club bands and doing the occasional high-profile session date like Expose’s “Seasons Change,” a #1 Billboard AC hit. In 1987 he moved to L.A., wrote a track for Richard Elliot’s The Power of Suggestion and Elliot recommended Euge to take over his spot in Tower of Power. Euge toured with TOP for four years. Through the years, Euge’s love of Jazz, R&B, Gospel and Blues have all come together to inform his personalized sound. In 1999, Euge started recording his own material, dubbing himself Euge Groove, and posting his music on the now-defunct website; downloading started almost immediately and Euge was soon topping the Jazz chart. With the release of Sing My Song Euge Groove hopes the music will connect with his fans. He concludes, “They call turning in an album to the record label ‘delivery’ for a reason! Each of these songs are like children to me. There is so much time and focus put into each one. I hope the music touches people and they will hear this and feel this labor of love.”

““It’s perfectly fitting that Euge Groove put the final touches on his brilliant and uplifting, several years in the making new album SING MY SONG during the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown. Celebrating a remarkable 20 years as a Smooth Jazz hit maker, the always seductive, constantly grooving saxophonist perfectly meets our moment of struggle and anxiety with a collection that artfully balances his usual sweet splashes of horn-textured romancing and dancing with dynamic moments of gospel energy, hopeful inspiration, forward thinking and self-empowerment. In addition to a lively re-imagining of a Herb Alpert classic, Euge includes two versions of the gorgeous soaring title track featuring Maysa (one produced and the other stripped down) and compelling tracks featuring the always-infectious magic of Peter White and Paul Brown.””



Event Venue & Nearby Stays

South Jazz Club / Unscripted Jazz Series, 600 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, United States


USD 69.00

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