...unless of course your uncle really knows how to get down and dance. A Certain Groove is something different. Something New. We bring something to the table that no other cover band in LA has... "A Certain Groove". Headlined by soulful vocalists, driven by guitar, bass, and drums, and spiked with a flashy horn section, A Certain Groove melds your favorite tunes together to create something fresh and fly. That's right, we don't just regurgitate the Beatles, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Prince, and Temptations songs you love... we take them - throw them into our FUNKIFIZER and play them at your face for your dancing pleasure.
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A recent arrival from the sleepless stress of New York City, FL Jones is a veteran singer, songwriter, producer. A former cast member of the Broadway Musical RENT, FL has contributed tracks for various films, scored the indie film “200 American”, and acted as music supervisor on multiple film projects. After the release of his debut album “Becoming Myself” (2009), he signed a multi-year publishing deal with Dramatico publishing. He was a nominee for best new artist at soultracks.com, the world’s largest indie soul website. He currently has a multi-single recording contract with Korner Groove Records and is gearing up for a summer 2013 release of his EP, “Love Someone.”
Since she was a baby in the back seat of her grandmother’s Buick, Jenay has been enamored with the latest, greatest pop tunes. By the time she was five, she was active in her church choir, under the watchful eye of her grandma, Mary Love, the Queen of Soul. She quickly developed a passion for all things artistic – singing, dancing, poetry, story, songwriting – and formed her first band, an all-girl group called Blajae’, at age 13. Today, Jenay continues to embrace her artistic talents, working with local artists and producers such as Battlecat, Tee Flii, and Terrance Martin. She is also active in the indie movie, songwriting, and music production scenes. She’s excited to be building her repertoire and deepening her skills with A Certain Groove!
John Jackson began playing guitar at the age of 15 when he began plucking simple melodies for Living Colour, Led Zeppelin, and Guns & Roses on his dad’s classical acoustic guitar. In college, John expanded his interests into the areas of Southern Rock and jam-bands, learning to improvise by studying the playing of Dicky Betts, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Trey Anastasio. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999, John became more interested in jazz and funk. He discovered the stylings of such guitarists such as John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bobby Lee Rodgers, and Wayne Krantz. In 2012, while looking for something new, Jackson found Craigslist ad, seeking to guitarist top put a funky new spin on pop/rock standards. He found immediate chemistry Matt Souza, and the result was the beginnings of A Certain Groove.
Born in Spanish Harlem, New York, Sam Correa was born for music. The son of a Spanish trio band singer, Sam picked up the guitar at an early age and found he had a knack for imitating what he heard on the radio. Inspired by bassists like Jaco Pastorious, Anthony Jackson, James Jamerson, Stanley Clark and countless others, Sam found his true calling. Sam has been living in LA for the last two decades, playing with various bands, including Tarbender, Helicopter, LA Standard Time, Dennis Jones Band, Dirty Martinis, and the Joe Sax Band.
Matt Souza has been drumming in professional settings for 15+ years. His musical journey began in high school when he landed a spot in the Spirit of America (SOA) marching band on Cape Cod, MA. He toured the country and Australia with SOA, performing and facilitating clinics with local youth. In 2004, SOA scored second in the WGI Indoor Percussion competition, and in 2005 Matt moved to California to pursue a career in music. Since then he has toured with numerous groups in genres ranging from funk and rock to Latin and jazz.
Since he started playing trumpet in 1994, Brian can’t think of a year when he hasn’t rocked his horn. His resume includes three marching bands, jazz and Latin jazz bands on two continents, too many concert bands to remember, and a short-lived ska band in high school. A self-identifying latinophile, his musical inspirations skew toward the southwestern hemisphere, but you’ll also find copious hip hop, indie rock, and classic rock on his iPod. When he’s not helping the band stay organized, Brian works to eradicate education inequality in America by helping low-income youth get to college.
Matt is a satellite engineer by day and a Tromboning-Ninja by night. A Chicago native, Matt is a die-hard White Sox fan, continues to call soda “pop,” and is still looking for a good Italian beef sandwich in LA. At age 10 Matt chose to play the trombone because it seemed to be the most hilarious of the instruments offered in the school band. In 12th grade Matt was selected as first-chair trombone in the All-State band representing the entire state of Illinois. Along the way Matt has played keyboards and trombone in various rock and jazz groups. Matt moved out to LA in summer 2012, after graduating from Northwestern University.