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The Big Easy Groovers

Jazz Band from New Orleans, LA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
1 VERIFIED BOOKING
MEMBER SINCE 2011

$3000 - $10000 per event
About
BEG is a collaborative group of the finest musicians in and around the New Orleans region that is preserving and promoting the culture and music of New Orleans. The musicians Roderick Paulin,Mark Brooks, Detroit Brooks, Troy Davis, Carl LeBlanc, Fred Sanders, Herman Jackson, Nicole Slack-Jones, Doug Belote, Craig Klein, Jamelle Williams, and Larry Sieberth have accompanied artists such as Maceo Parker, Clint Eastwood, Wynton Marsalis, Davell Crawford, Wanda Rouzan and a host of other local and international acts in various settings to name just a few well-known artists.

Hurricane Katrina (2005) dealt New Orleans and its citizens a very crippling blow. The storm forced many of the city's native artists to relocate to other parts of the country. As a result of this mass exodus, the band BEG (The Big Easy Groovers) was born, along with its' mission to promote and rekindle the spirit and the music that makes New Orleans a unique city. Their first CD "What We Do, We Do For You", covers the electrifying styles of James Brown's 'Funky Good Time', to the seductive, sultry grace of Mary J. Blige's soulful, 'The Love I Never Had '.

The objective of BEG is simple....put on a show where the audience literally BEGs for more. Individually, each BEG band member has other recordings as lead-men, showcasing their style and approach to their music as well as appearing on many local and international CD's as soloists and sidemen. Collectively, they're a well-oiled music machine drawing on their years of experience to keep a college crowd funky and to have moms, dads, and grandparents hand-dancin' to familiar songs at a moment's notice. Gregory Davis, Music Coordinator of Festival Productions, (produces festivals such as the Essence Festival and the N.O. Jazz and Heritage Festival) says that, "A band such as BEG is a great asset promoting New Orleans jazz and mainstream jazz. Their approach musically and professionally will enable BEG to be around for years to come serving the entertainment industry not only in New Orleans, but internationally.Roderick Paulin serves as the musical director and front-man for BEG which is a responsibility that he takes with deep pride and conviction." Paulin says, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression particularly with music." Most of the music BEG performs is written and arranged by Roderick to give familiar songs a new feel and sound while keeping a delicate balance of the tradition of New Orleans.

Their music is contagious wherever or whenever it's being played. You can't help but to get on your feet when you hear that drum beat. The feel of the music is undeniable. So, if you want to serve up a big helping of New Orleans music where your audience BEGS for more because the music feels as good as it sounds, The BIG EASY GROOVERS is sure to fit the bill.
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2012
May
26
Wedding Reception
New Orleans, LA
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2011
May
5
New Orleans Jazz&Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2011
Apr
16
Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans, LA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
Apr
10
Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans, LA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2011
Apr
9
Folsom Country Club
Covington, LA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
September
Earth Wind&Fire
This is How We Do It
Montell Jordan
Hallelujah, I Luv Her So
Ray Charles
Georgia, On My Mind
Ray Charles
Let The Music Play
Barry White
Lean On Me
Bill Withers
Boogie on Reggae Woman
Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
Sing A Simple Song
Sly&The Family Stone
Nothin' from Nothin'
Billy Preston
Will It Go 'Round In Circles
Billy Preston
Ain't That A Real Motha
Johnny"Guitar"Watson
Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra
Route 66
Nat King Cole
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Misty
Red Garland
At Last
Etta James
Crazy In Love
Beyonce'
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Girl from Ipanemna
Carlos Jobiem
Satin Doll
Duke Ellington
Take the A-Train
Duke Ellington
Tell Me Something Good
Chaka Kahn
What Is Hip
Tower of Power
Each Day Gets Better
John Legend
You Are So Beautiful
Peabo Bryson
Brick House
The Commodores
My Girl
Smoky Robinson
Turn Back the Hands of Time
The Chilites
Get Down Tonight
KC&The Sunshine Band
I Feel Good
James Brown
Get On Up
James Brown
Love Train
The O'Jays
For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder
Boogie Oogie Oogie
KC&The Sunshine Band
Brown-Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Baby I Love You
Aretha Franklin
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
The Temptations
Do I Do
Stevie Wonder
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
McFadden& Whitehead
Candy
Cameo
Dr. FeelGood
Aretha Franklin
Gimme One Reason
Tracy Chapman
Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett
Baby Love
Diana Ross
Brass Band
Big Band
Blues Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Variety Band
R&B Band
Soul Band
Smooth Jazz Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Big Easy Groovers will also travel to Gretna, Arabi, Marrero, Metairie, Harvey, Westwego, Chalmette, Jefferson, Carlisle, Belle Chasse, Meraux, Kenner, Violet, Ama, Saint Rose, Saint Bernard, Barataria, Luling, Destrehan, Boutte, New Sarpy, Norco, Braithwaite, Paradis, Des Allemands, Hahnville, Killona, Davant, La Place, Lacombe.
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