Catch The Groove
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Catch The Groove

Saint Augustine, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Saint Augustine, FL | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Jazz R&B


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


As a recording artist, we are currently working with an Artist Management company out of Tampa to assist us in our quest to position ourselves competitively in the industry and working with smooth jazz producer/artist Nils in the writing/production of a new smooth jazz single. Past and/or present clients of the Artist Management company include Eric Darius, Elan Trotman, Marcus Anderson, Steve Cole and Walter Beasley.

Catch The Groove is a core 7-piece instrumental group with access to very talented vocalists as needed based on the venue's requirements. We have shared festival stages with artists such as Spyro Gyra, Marion Meadows, Bob Baldwin and Chris Godber.

A few years ago, as a funked-up, multi-faceted smooth urban jazz vibe was taking hold of his emerging Jacksonville, FL ensemble, guitarist and group founder Ellis White and his band mates were working on tunes to incorporate into their live set. One day during rehearsal, White called out, “Hey, did you Catch That Groove I just did?” That phrase became the perfect moniker for the freewheeling, high octane, rhythm driven band, whose current core lineup featuring bassist John Baker, keyboardist Malik Graham and saxophonist/flutist Michael Stanley jelled in 2013 – several years after White launched the band as a vocal-guitar-sax trio in 2010. Trumpeter Max Bednarchik came on board later to create a powerhouse two-piece horn section with Stanley. The group also recently added Percussionist Elvyn Rodriguez and Drummer Omar Torres.

As Catch The Groove builds its reputation in their home base region and beyond, genre fans seeking fresh sounds are gravitating towards the group's uniquely democratic structure – where each musician has an alternating lead voice and they cleverly pair two instruments at the same time (sax/trumpet, guitar/sax, guitar/trumpet, sax/keyboard, etc.) to create richly textured lead melodies and harmony lines. The band is currently in the studio working on their eclectic, infectious debut album Daydreaming, which starts off strong with the guitar driven, old school funk/soul/jazz track “Shaken, Not Stirred,” composed and produced by #1 smooth jazz hit maker artist Nils.

Catch The Groove's diversity is fueled by the unique geographic origins, professional backgrounds, stylistic leanings and the expertise of its members.

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