Kennedy, singer and leader originally from Motor City, made her way to New York with the intention of doing something new, different. With a vocal style that combines resemblances of significant influences like Ella Fitzgerald, Sade, Anita Baker, a dash of Luther Vandross, and a particular mix of playfulness and seductive poise, in a few short years Kennedy has amassed gigs and collaborations with Lalah Hathaway, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Lattimore, Monifah and Cheryl Pepsi- Riley.
Ondre J is a celebrated keyboardist, composer, recording artist and bandleader from the Czech Republic. In the USA, he’s also a music director and resident organ player at a Gospel Church in Brooklyn. In 2016 he made his first appearance, courtesy of Grammy Award winning jazz singer Gregory Porter, on a recording for the venerable Blue Note jazz label. His CV includes concerts at the Glastonbury and North Sea Jazz Festivals, an opening slot with Andra Day for R&B star Toni Braxton, a performance with the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and a tour in front of total of 70,000 people as keyboardist for French pop singer Ayo.
Nat Townsley, drummer, began playing the drums in his father’s church at the age of three. His was a natural progression that barely hinted at all of what this musical prodigy would accomplish. He has travelled all over the world, playing a broad range of different genres of music, which has enabled him to record and tour with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Alejandro Sanz, Nile Rogers & Chic, The Zawinul Syndicate, Lalah Hathaway, Jessica Simpson and the Kiss FM Band- Karl Brown Smooth Improvisations, just to name a few.
Chelton Grey, bassist, has become a highly sought-after visionary in the music industry, and he strives to uphold an influential style by way of his pursuit of excellence and holistic approach to life. His value is demonstrated through his commitment to understanding the intention of the artist and the heart of music in order to create, collaborate, and execute. Grey has developed a solid and versatile repertoire, with performances alongside artists & entities including Michelle Williams, Will.I.AM, Ludacris, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, and the Greater Allen Cathedral Choir, as well as in the West End and Broadway bound musical Marley. His entry into commercial music commenced while touring with hip-hop recording artist Fabolous and he has not looked back.
Dan Muniz, guitarrist, has played with some renowned artists, such as Nona Hendryx, Valerie Simpson, Darius Christian, Ashleigh Smith, Melissa McMillan, the MK Groove Orchestra, Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution. Dan is currently a member of the band of jazz, funk-rock-fusion based in New York, Progger. He has toured together with Funkadelic, Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note and The Funky Knuckles, managing to gather a large number of fans around the world. Dystopia, his fourth disc, released on the ‘Ropeadope Records’ label in 2018, has received excellent reviews.
Together, this group of stars in New York play as a resident band in a popular night club in Greenwich Village, called Groove. Their debut album in 2007 released on the ‘Leopard’ recording label in Germany, clearly shows the profound chemistry and compositional talent of these magnificent musicians. The band continues to refine & evolve their sound, combining elements of jazz, pop, soul, R&B, hip-hop and rock music to create one that is attractive & unified. And what started out as a side project has now become a group with a mission: to create great songs with an optimistic spirit loaded with energy, an instantly recognizable product, with their own identity.
KENNEDY: Lead singer.
ONDRE J: Keys.
NAT TOWNSLEY: Drums.
CHELTON GREY: Bass.
DAN MUNIZ: Guitar.