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The Groove Project – Volume 2: The Winds of Change

169099750_505906207482670_790366507902813498_nThe Groove Project was formed in Los Angeles, California as a 14-piece group by GRAMMY® Award nominated Artist & Producer Arun Shenoy in 2016. The original lineup released a debut concept jazz-funk album titled A Stagey Bank Affair in the same year. The group has since grown into an international super-band with the lineup shuffled in 2019 by Shenoy into an 8-piece group. Only Shenoy from the original lineup remain on the current roster.

After releasing a series of singles, the band released their second album on June 26, 2020. Titled Volume 1: Flights Of Fantasy, the music is a smooth jazz concept album about man’s fascination with flight. Having recently emerged from a hole in the ice of himself imposed hibernation, they are happy to announce the upcoming release of the new album by the band. Titled, Volume 2: The Winds of Change, this concept album features a star-studded guest roster of rock / jazz pianists who have been a big part of my formative years musically. 11 songs, 11 live music videos, and a whole ton of artwork. For their label’s official submission for this season’s GRAMMY awards, they will start to release a few singles in the coming days followed by the drop of the full album soon after.

The Groove Project – Volume 1: Flights Of Fantasy

The Groove Project was formed in Los Angeles, California as a 14-piece group by GRAMMY® Award nominated Artist & Producer Arun Shenoy in 2016. The original lineup released a debut concept jazz-funk album titled A Stagey Bank Affair in the same year. The group has since grown into an international super-band with the lineup shuffled in 2019 by Shenoy into an 8-piece group. Only Shenoy from the original lineup remain on the current roster.

After releasing a series of singles, the band released their second album on June 26, 2020. Titled Volume 1: Flights Of Fantasy, the music is a smooth jazz concept album about man’s fascination with flight. The band has released 3 music videos in support of the album for the tracks “Beyond the Atmosphere”, “First Flight” and “Bird On a Wire (Song for Mo)”. 2 other tracks “Pilot” and “Shadows” have picked up significant traction on mainstream terrestrial and digital radio in major markets across the US. 2 other tracks “Leap of Faith” and “Beyond the Atmosphere” have been picked up by Spotify Editorial Playlists, Sax and the City and Smooth Drive respectively.

The lineup for this new album is fronted by Shenoy and acclaimed producer Matthew Shell, alongside keyboardist & vocalist Lonnie Park. The 3 principals along with saxophonist Marcus Mitchell and keyboardist David Joubert are collectively credited with songwriting. As part of their international lineup, the airtight rhythm section is locked down by Glenn Welman from UK on the drums and Hector Ruano from Venezuela on bass. Guitarist Samituru from Norway brings his maverick guitar work to the music. The vocalization by Park adds a unique signature sound to the high energy sound of the group’s music. Park also serves as the mix engineer for the group while Shell serves as the primary songwriter for the project. Notable members and guests of the band have included Jeff Coffin from the Dave Matthew Band, Weird “Al” Yankovic guitarist Jim Kimo West, Ed Roth from Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatballs and GRAMMY® Award nominated arranger, Don Hart.

Download this album on Amazon.com.