Out of the city known for its rich jazz heritage, Kansas City, Missouri, comes Keyboardist Extraordinaire, Max Groove, one of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners.
Max brings this sound to the stage as well. Added to his acoustic grand piano and assorted keyboards is original guitarist Max Berry and long time drummer Pete Cole. Kenny Hudson rounds out the sound on bass.
A “Missouri State Jazz Treasure”.
One of the pioneers of the smooth jazz style that has dominated the airways and captivated countless listeners for years. He has twelve internationally released CDs, three in the top twenty Billboard Jazz. . His current release “Night Owl” has his signature urban smooth jazz sound while showcasing his innovative Funky jazz structures.
Along with Garland Smith on drums, and Clay Johnson on bass, they bring their world of sound, melody, and emotion to the stage, a refreshing combination of original and contemporary jazz that guarantees to satisfy the most avid fan.
Over the years, national tour appearances with performers such as Joe Sample & the Crusaders, the Temptations, Four Tops, Peabo Bryson, Count Basie, Chaka Khan, Jeff Lorber, Ronnie Laws, Joan Armatrading, Russ Freeman and the Rippingtons, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz, and many other greats have added to the reputation of “The Groove”.