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"This group is one of the very best"

I'm not kidding when I say that this group is one of the best a capella groups in the nation. If you buy this CD you will not be disappointed. I think you won't be able to turn it off! Yes----it's that good! - Steve Montgomery


"For those out there that just can not seem to get enough of the cool sounds of jazz a cappella, Groove Society’s debut album offers some new and intriguing tunes worth listening to."

Groove Society, a sextet of former University of Northern Colorado vocalists, combines a variety of harmonies, jazzy rhythms and impressive instrument-mimicking skills on their first self-titled CD since the band was founded in Denver in 2002.

The members have some pretty impressive voice skills, particularly in their first track Oye Como Va, where a viable computer imitation of an electric guitar could likely fool even a discerning ear. Their lyrics are a mix of Spanish and English.

Throughout the album, their talented and trained voices flawlessly mimic all the basic sounds that any up-and-coming a cappella group needs: the bass, horns and drums. This group even has a secret weapon: a raindrop, which is melodiously heard in the background of Rain.

If their impressive harmonizing and mixtures of music do not cut it for you, each member of the sextet possesses quite an impressive background in music.

Their qualifications include intensive training in the jazz ensemble at UNC, prestigious awards and a long list of performances with elite jazz artists, like Paul Taylor and Peter Eldridge.

These guys and girls certainly have the soul and rhythm to offer your inner listening desires a trip to the moon. - Scroll


"Groove Society - Acappella Vocal Jazz at it's best"

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 - Colorado Songster


"Groovin' in Eagle Town Park"

Groove Society takes on the musical world with their talents in vocal performance at the Eagle ShowDown Town concert series.


With the desire to explode the myth that singers are not true musicians, Groove Society embarked on a quest. Armed solely with their vocal chords, the six-member a cappella group combines harmonies that are said to result in an experience that can "blast you into the hip-i-sphere."

Groove Society takes on the musical world with their talents in vocal performance and aim to prove that they too know what music is all about-even if they are “just singers.”

"Just because we sing doesn't mean that we cannot play instruments and read music too," said Bianca Herbert, ensemble member.

The group has an extensive background in instrumental music as well as vocal music and hopes that those talents, which range from playing the guitar to the violin to the piano, will only enhance their vocal performances.

"For us what we enjoy most about singing a cappella is that you can really see the capability of what the voice can do," said Herbert.

She and the rest of her group work hard to build up their stamina. They have to train their voices like any other muscle in the body. And dedicating more than nine hours a week to the training of their vocal chords is certainly what allows them to perform for more than two hours at a time.

Many of Groove Society's performances adhere to the jazz genre but they aren't afraid to step outside of the box and dive into the grooves of Latin, blues, be-bop, rock, funk and R&B. But, all natives to Colorado, they find that the soulful rhythms of jazz have become what they enjoy most.

The group likes the challenge of singing tight jazz harmonies; they work together to produce intricate rhythms. Performing variety infused with jazz keeps it interesting, said Herbert. - Vail Daily


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Groove Society’s unique show has wowed concertgoers at many of the top festivals and concert series in the Western United States. With the release of their new CD, they are getting radio play from coast to coast and around the world and are now scheduled to appear at major jazz festivals across the U.S. and Canada, opening for music legends like Bonnie Raitt, Patti Austin, and Freddy Cole. They have also opened for other influential jazz artists including Bobby McFerrin, Paul Taylor, Nelson Rangell, and Peter Eldridge as well as the internationally acclaimed rock group, Styx.

Groove Society is a Denver-based vocal jazz sextet that is among the top rising stars on the world a cappella scene. Other than their voices and bodies, no instruments of any kind are used. Enthusiastic audiences are amazed that such a powerful and rhythmically complex sound can come from just six people with microphones. Their repertoire includes the full spectrum of jazz styles as well as pop and R&B music infused with modern jazz harmonies. Ultimately, you’ll get an entertaining, high-energy show that’s carried out with complete professionalism before, during, and after each performance.