Quartet Performance at Shanghai Jazz 2015
Blairstown Theater Za Zu Zaz Concert 2014
Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival 2011
Cool Cat Clawdy
To start off the evening at Morristown’s Jazz & Blues Festival, Grover and The Jerry Vezza Quartet open the first set with an all-time favorite, “Cool Cat Clawdy.”
Cry Me A River
Using some Latin sizzle, they perform “Cry Me a River” with Tom Sayek’s dazzling percussion and Jerry Vezza’s expressive piano solo. The crowd is warming up.
They infused this old gospel tune with an expressive jazz rhythm and melodic riffs from each member of the ensemble.
This Bossa Nova classic by Antonio Carlos Jobim filled the evening air with sensuous rhythms and a warm & textured piano solo by Jerry Vezza.
The Sunny Side of the Street
A cheerful standard that swings with all the elements of feel-good music, including the soaring scat work of Mr. Kemble and the imaginative bass playing of Rick Crane.
Don’t Go to Strangers
The band mellowed out that evening with this classic soulful tune popularized by the great Etta Jones. Grover’s guitar sparkles alongside his heartfelt vocals.
Reflections of Ray 2007
Why Ray Charles?
Darress Theatre, Boonton, NJ is where the music of Ray Charles came alive. Grover recounts the reasons why he and his bandmates decided to take on this endeavor.
Smack Dab in the Middle
If Ray Charles had been asked to re-write the song, “My Favorite Things,” this would most likely be his response. Grover & friends saw fit to open up with this number.
Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
A soulful ballad in the style of Ray Charles helped to slow down the pace of the evening. We get an opportunity to enjoy an alluring flute solo by Marty Fogel.
You Don’t Know Me
This frequently requested classic by Eddie Arnold was recorded by Ray Charles in 1965. Grover’s interpretation is enhanced by some beautiful guitar work.
Them That Got
Falling on hard times never sounded so good! In this number, we are treated to the wailing sax of Marty Fogel and a vaudeville-style piano solo from Regan Ryzuk.
Right away, the audience recognizes the intro to this blues classic. A true “call and response” style had the whole house involved in this unforgettable number.