GROOVE COLLECTIVE SIGN TO SAVOY JAZZ WORLD WIDE
NEW ALBUM "PEOPLE PEOPLE MUSIC MUSIC" OUT APRIL 25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Santa Monica, CA:    The Savoy Label Group, home to legendary jazz recording label, has created a new dance-oriented label, Savoy Jazz World Wide, and is proud to announce the release "People People Music Music", the new album from Groove Collective.   Groove Collective's all new recording re-establishes their rep in the US as incomparable masters of multi-hued funk.   Produced by Groove Collective and Hiroyuki Sanada, "People People Music Music" will be released April 25.

For more than a decade, Groove Collective has been transcending categories with one goal in mind: to move listeners' minds and feet.   This crew of New York City-based Jazz-Funk-Afrocuban-Electronic stylistic adventurers have been laying down grooves that buzz and always have the crowd on its feet and dancing.   Jam?   These guys helped shape the modern definition.   It is appropriate that they are newly signed to the Savoy Jazz World Wide imprint as "People People Music Music" takes the listener on a musical journey around the globe beginning with the Afro-pop sound of "Forgotten Travelers,"and continues into the Cuban jam "Tito" (a tribute to the legendary Mr. Puente) and onwards to the smoky NYC jazz lounge vibe of Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like A Child" and the club beats of "What If" and "Set Up."

Groove Collective are: Jay Rodriquez (saxophones, flutes, bass clarinet), Genji Siraisi (drums, programming, vocals), Fabio Morgera (trumpet, flugelhorn, effects), Chris "Ifatoye" Theberge (congas, bata drums, percussion), Barney McAll (Fender Rhodes, synthesizers, piano), and Jonathan Maron (bass).   Special guests on the album include producer DJ Spinna , funk legend Fred Wesley , vocalists Eddie Bobé and DeLouie Avant, Jr., percussionist Tony Rodriguez , trombonist Reut Regev , guitarist Liberty Ellman and keyboardist Victor Axelrod.

Says Joshua Sherman, Sr. Director of A&R and Marketing for the Savoy Label Group: "When the opportunity arose to sign Groove Collective to Savoy Jazz, we jumped at the chance.   This group has been creating incredibly powerful music for many years, and they've made one of their most exciting projects yet with 'People People Music Music.'   There is no band better to launch a groove and electronica oriented label with than Groove Collective, who basically defined the genre."

Savoy Jazz World Wide is an imprint of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of Columbia Music Entertainment (formerly Nippon Columbia), the oldest music company in Japan. Newly reorganized and now headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, Columbia Music Entertainment has re-emerged as a significant creative force with a stable of newly-signed platinum-selling artists.

Contact: Kurt Nishimura
THE BROOKES COMPANY MEDIA RELATIONS
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