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GrooveSpan is the ensemble gathered by Jennifer to satiate her desire to sing classic (and sometimes un-classic!) tunes from a wide variety of genres, decades, styles, and grooves of popular music! Thus, the group covers repertoire that includes everything from vintage jazz standards to classic rock... the widest variety and best quality you'll hear from a live band! (All vocals and instruments are live - no back tracks.) Catch favorites from Duke Ellington to Doobie Brothers, Antonio Jobim to Adele, Bill Withers to Blondie, and much more. GrooveSpan performs frequently at the Back Creek Bistro, The Blue Dog, Running Hare Vineyard, New Deal Cafe, Port of Leonardtown Winery, DiGiovanni's Restaurant, Morris Point Restaurant, Pirate's Cove Marina, and others. GrooveSpan remains in high demand for private events and is available for hire for your live music venue or special occasion. To contact us, email email@example.com.
GrooveSpan Members (click artists' names for bios):
- Jennifer Cooper, vocals/hand percussion
- Carl Reichelt, guitar/vocals
- Paul Christian, percussion/vocals
- Rick Humphreys, sax
- Bill Hones, bass
See GrooveSpan in action, performing a cover version of
A few of our upcoming open-to-public gigs:
Sunday 8/31, 6p
Saturday 9/6, 6p
Saturday 9/13, 1p
|Greenbelt Blues Festival|| 113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD|
Saturday 9/20, 12p
| Annmarie Gardens ArtsFest||www.annmariegarden.org|
Friday 9/26, 1p
| Captain Billy's||www.captbillys.com|
Saturday 9/27, 6p
| Pirate's Cove||www.piratescovemd.com|
Visit the Calendar of Events page to find many more upcoming performances by GrooveSpan.
GrooveSpan Audio Samples:
Something's Got a Hold On Me
Medley (jazz, pop mix)
Listen to the Music (excerpt, live performance)
Son of a Preacher
Up On Cripple Creek (excerpt, live performance)
Ain't No Sunshine
GrooveSpan featured on The Buzz, hosted by James LePore.
"What a terrific night dancing to the cool tunes of GrooveSpan at Blue Dog. Jennifer Cooper and the band do not disappoint. Rarely do I have the opportunity to have such a magical evening!"
- Leslie Johns, GrooveSpan Fan, 02/01/14
"GrooveSpan was one of the best musical experiences I've ever had at Greenbelt's New Deal Cafe! Versatile? Positively! Jennifer is amazing - from crooning, to Carmen, to Janice Joplin. Sexy, terrific performer. The band is made up of excellent musicians, every one. I thought the drummer's singing selections were perfect, fit his voice just right. I've been enjoying the CD I bought that night. Especially good while driving the beltway!"
- Barbara Bjanes, New Deal Cafe customer, 01/10/14
"On behalf of the Indian Head Center for the Arts’ board of directors, I would like to tell you how much we enjoyed your musical tribute to the Rat Pack era. It was right up my alley, so to speak, and [GrooveSpan] made all the guests want to jump up and dance – which so many did. It was a fun evening and your personal renditions were great.
In addition, it was very gracious of you to donate a great auction item. You had three aggressive woman all vying for your private musical evening and the accompanying CDs. It was so thoughtful.
You are a beautiful vocalist and a warm personality. No wonder everyone who hears and knows you loves you. Count the 160 guests in attendance on Friday."
- Evelyn Hungerford, IHCA Board of Directors: "All That Jazz" Fundraiser Event, 2011
"We received so many pleasant comments about the entire event, but many of them were about how good you guys were! We could not have been more pleased. When I saw Jennifer, I told her to put us down for the 4th next year!"
- Kirk MacKinnon, PAX River's Edge Conference Center: "July 4th Celebration, 2011"
"Words cannot explain what a wonderful evening [GrooveSpan] provided for Uncle Lowell at his 100th Birthday party. Everyone from our house painter, to the environmental attorney, to the former Director of Research for the Federal Reserve under Greenspan... loved your music. The music was perfect and Uncle Lowell knew just about every song you [performed]. This morning, our phone started ringing and has rung all day about what a great evening you provided. Thank you so very, very much. We WILL have you back!!!"
- Bud Siemering, host of Uncle Lowell's 100th Birthday Party at his residence, 09/08/12
"I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed your performance at my parents' party. Everyone went on and on about how good you all are! [We] appreciate all you did to accommodate the extra little things [we] threw in [i.e. wireless mic system for announcements, laptop and ipod set-up through sound system for karaoke and special music, etc.]. Personally, I couldn't imagine having any other band but GrooveSpan for this party. Besides all of the wonderful people that came to celebrate, you guys were the heart of the party!"
- S. Jones, host of parents' 50th Anniversary party at Solomons Yacht Club, 09/15/12
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