Welcome to the newly re-launched Music.JohnGroves.net. I’m a player, singer and bandleader in Austin, Texas. My jazz transcriptions page has gotten a lot of hits from jazz players and students from around the world. I’m hoping the new “blog” format of the site will make it more interesting and useful.
Meanwhile, here is a run-down of my musical activities:
Bandleader and performer for the following groups:
- Soul Machine (Motown / Soul Dance Band – Listen)
- The DarkSyde Show – Musical director, keyboards, guitar and vocals for an ambitious Pink Floyd production.
- The Middlemen – Overall winner of the Oldies 98.9 2011 Battle of the Oldies Bands! (Power Pop Guitar / Vocals – Listen)
- The Jazz Delegation (Piano / Vocals)
- House piano for Paul Klemperer’s monthly jazz jam at Kick Butt Coffee – the first Tuesday of each month. This started in June 2008, and has developed into a very high quality musical happening.
Past performer with the following:
- Love, Janis – Played guitar, keyboards and singing backup vocals for Randal Myler’s Janis Joplin show at the Zach theater.
- Matchmaker Band (piano/keyboards)
- Hot Wax (piano/keyboards)
- Love Machine (Late, great wedding and club band – R&B Keyboards & vocals, sometimes Jazz / Vocals – Listen)
- The Original Recipe Band (piano/keyboards)
- Occasional substitute pianist with the Austin Jazz Band. Big band, baby!
Recordings with my daughter Lauren (Listen to a couple of delightful recordings we did together!)