MP3 Groove For Thought - JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
The debut album from this award winning vocal ensemble featuring their complex harmonies and electrifying solos on a mix of jazz, pop, gospel, and r&b tunes.
14 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz
Groove For Thought is...
A group of six singers who share a love of contemporary vocal music. GFT sings an assortment of jazz, gospel, r&b, and pop music both a cappella and with a live band. The members of GFT all have extensive backgrounds in vocal jazz and bring something fun, exciting, and unique to the idiom.
GFT originated in 1998 when Kelly Kunz and two former students, James Niles and Randy Taylor, began singing together at Kelly’s home studio in Renton, Washington. A year later, Kelly’s brother Kevin was added to the lineup. The group soon realized that to perform the thick harmonies they could achieve through overdubbing in the studio, they would need to add more singers. Jeff Horenstein was added and the group began rehearsing and performing at schools, jazz festivals, and community events throughout the Seattle area. GFT has since rounded out its lineup adding singer Peter Jones and has performed throughout the western United States and Canada.
The group''s early performances were completely a cappella and in 2005, they won the Pacific Northwest Regional Harmony Sweepstakes Competition as well as the "Best Original Arrangement" and "Audience Favorite" awards. They went on to win the National Harmony Sweepstakes Competition along with the "Best Original Song" award. GFT now performs with a live band and is proud to announce the release of their debut CD Groove For Thought.