“Groove 101,” well-known for their outstanding arrangements of jazz, rock, funk and blues, will perform music from the past five decades on Feb. 15, in West Shore Community College’s Center Stage Theater, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
“This is a night our band has been gearing up for since we played our first gig in December 2012,” said Ted Malt, WSCC’s Professor of Music Studies. “The band is made up of very talented musicians who all possess the ability to perform to a diverse audience. We will be playing music from the 1960's, music of the jean jacket and parachute pants era to the current top 40 hits of today.”
Joining “Groove 101” for the concert are Craig “Griff” Griffen on harmonica and guitarist Lou Musa from “The Verve Pipe.”
“After hearing ‘Groove 101’ for the first time during their last visit to Ludington, both Craig and Lou were so impressed by the sound of the band, they wanted join us for this special event,” Malt added.
The band will be playing a 90-minute concert set without intermission followed by an afterglow party at 10 p.m., in Ludington’s Blu Moon Bistro on South James Street.
While the eight members of “Groove 101” are relatively young, they have over 150 years of musical performance experience. The members hold a total of eight degrees in music, including degrees from Belmont University, Michigan State University, North Texas University, The Guitar Institute (GA), Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Full Sail University and Central Michigan University.
Many of the band members teach music in area schools.
Tickets are available on the College’s web site, www.westshore.edu, or by calling the box office at 231-843-5507.
Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations