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Genres You Will Love
Jazz: Smooth Jazz Moods: Featuring Saxophone Moods: Type: Instrumental Jazz: Soul-Jazz Urban/R&B: Smooth Soul

By Location
CANADA - Québec


Allow us to present to you Groove:55. Collectively, the four band members bring decades of music experience to the project having worked with Oliver Jones, Gregory Charles, and Zachary Richard to name but a few. So it seems almost fitting that they would come together as a unified collective to share in their many years of creative experience and knowledge to create their first album "En Route".??The Groove:55 members, consists of Yves Adam (alto, tenor & soprano sax) a graduate of McGill's music faculty in jazz performance as well as teaching saxophone at The Montreal International Jazz festival Blues Camp. Jacques Mignault (Keyboards) studied alongside Art Roberts at Montreal's Concordia University; he would later go on to win the inaugural grand prize of the Roland Synthesizer music contest among hundred's of entrants spanning over 22 countries that was judged by the late great Oscar Peterson. Yves Nadeau (bass) is a veteran of the Montreal Jazz scene, having played hundreds of shows on stages all over Quebec with his bands Solstice & Expresso. Rounding out the Montreal quartet is Daniel Lemay (drums), winner of the 1985 Individual Championship of Quebec in snare drum, and 15th in the world in the same competition. He won in 1986 the Inter-Collegial Grand Prize in percussion. Daniel has played with Richard Beaudet, François Richard, Ivanoe Jolicoeur, Roger Walls, Ron DiLauro, André Leroux, Normand Guilbault and Normand Deveault, to name a few.

Together they make up Groove:55 the number that has the remarkable property of being the 10th number of the Fibonacci suite and the sum of the numbers 1 to 10. The most important part is its groove and this band has it in spades.