EUGE GROOVE

Saxophone

Saxophonist, composer, producer and radio host Steven Eugene Grove, born in Hagerstown, Maryland, grew up in a musical home. He began to play the piano at the age of seven, adding the saxophone at nine. Two saxophonists had a profound effect on his approach to playing: Marcel Mule and David Sanborn. Through the years, Euge’s love of Jazz, R&B, Gospel and Blues, fused with Pop music, have all come together to inform his personalized sound. A graduate of the University of Miami’s School of Music, Euge launched his professional career in Miami in the mid 80s, playing in Salsa bands, top 40 club bands and doing occasional high profile session dates. In 1987 he moved to L.A., wrote a track for Richard Elliot and Elliot recommended Euge to take over his spot in Tower of Power. His resume grew from there to include recording, touring or performing stints with Joe Cocker, Eurythmics, Elton John, Eros Ramazotti and Richard Marx. In 1999, the saxophonist paved the way for his eventual solo stardom by recording some tracks of his own. Without a record label to distribute the music, Euge put his songs on the now-defunct MP3.com website and was soon topping the MP3.com Jazz chart. He signed soon thereafter with Warner Bros; his Shanachie debut was in 2009. In his career he has already landed a number of # 1 hits.

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