BiographySteven Eugene Grove (born November 27, 1962) , better known as Euge Groove, is an American smooth jazz saxophonist with a strong Top-40 background.
Born in Annapolis, Maryland, he graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984. A rather late-bloomer in the genre, Grove did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and he also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Exposé. He has a sax solo on their #1 hit "Seasons Change," and another on their 1993 hit "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)."
Grove adopted the name Euge Groove, which consists of a shortening of his middle name and a very frequent mispronunciation of his last. While initially it was presumed to be coined by fans who saw him perform in Europe, Grove later indicated in an interview on XM Radio during the summer of 2006 that his Mother-in-Law conceived the idea for his stage name.
Euge Groove's best-known solo hits include "Sneak a Peek (Album Version)," "Slam Dunk," "Rewind," "Livin' Large" and "XXL." His most recent hits include "Get 'Em Going" and "Chillaxin'." Solid albums include; Livin' Large (2004) and Play Date (2002).
He has done world tours with:
Joe Cocker (1994 -1995, 1997, 1999, opening act 2005)
Eros Ramazotti (1996, 1998, 2003-2004)
Richard Marx (1990 - 1994)
Tower of Power (1988 - 1992)
Huey Lewis & the News (1988)
Althea René. This unparalleled artist, born December 25th in Detroit, Michigan, began her musical career at age four as a classical flautist. She studied classical music while attending Howard University in Washington D.C. and later she gained further musical inspiration from the accomplishments of Yusef Lateef, Ian Anderson, and Dave Valentine. She has since developed her own creative style.
Althea René has worked more than 10 years as a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff (Detroit, Michigan). Today, Ms. René is a full-time performing/recording artist and is regarded among many as one of the nation's most exciting solo improvisational flautists. She is currently one of the headliners on Norman Brown's 2009 Smooth Music Cruise.
Althea René's latest CD release "No Restrictions" has a unique urban contemporary flavor with a jazzy/R&B twist. She surrounds herself with some of today's most influential music producers to create an unsurpassed collection of jams. Grammy winning producer Michael Broenig (Paul McCartney & Marion Meadows) leads the charge with the piping hot title track "No Restrictions".
Grammy nominated producer Rex Rideout (Luther Vandross & Lalah Hathaway) delivers scorching remakes of the urban classics "Wishing on a Star" and "I Love Your Smile". Chance Howard (Prince & The Time) takes it to another level with his sizzling Minneapolis groove "Do Ya Like Dat?" Producer Kendall Duffie (Mary Mary & Marvin Winans) puts his silky smooth touch on "Ladies Nite Out" which features guest appearances from recording artists, saxophonist Candy Dulfer and bassist Rhonda Smith.
For more information, visit Althea's website at http://www.althearene.com.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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