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Blue Avenue GrooveMotown Band from Brooklyn, NY

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 6 Reviews
  • 7 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2015
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Starting at $2,000 per event

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Blue Avenue Groove brings a modern Soul/Funk/R&B vibe to classic hits with a heart and soul that makes for a unforgettable evening. Whether you need a jazz quartet or a ten piece funk band with a full horn section, we have it! We are not only a collection of Grammy Award winning/NYC session musicians, we are a family with a mission to deliver great quality with talent, energy, professionalism, and a love of engaging the crowd. If you're looking for a great band for your party, wedding, fundraiser, etc don't hesitate to reach out. Hope to see you soon, Blue Avenue Groove Reviews "Will and his band were absolutely amazing and we got a ton of compliments from our guests. At one point I even noticed the bartenders watching, and one pulled me aside saying they were the best band they've ever had at the venue! They were an absolute pleasure to work with and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to knock their wedding out of the park." Jordan S. 7/20/19 "Blue Avenue Groove were consummate professionals, easy to work with, and extremely talented to boot. They had the whole party rocking, and everyone danced their socks off. I honestly cannot recommend them more...Make your life easy; just pick Blue Avenue Groove to be your band and enjoy the party! Thank you so much to Will and his team of incredibly talented performers!" Peter W. 6/17/19 Five stars are too few for a band as talented as Blue Avenue Groove!! Their music was the highlight of our wedding and booking them was the best decision we made. We had a lot of trouble finding a band that was willing to stray a little bit from the classic wedding tunes - that is, a band capable of prioritizing rock music, without sacrificing a healthy mix of pop, funk, and Motown. We had almost given up hope, until a friend recommended Blue Avenue Groove. Immediately after speaking with their band leader (and talented bass guitarist), Will Kencel, we knew we found what we were looking for! From the beginning, the band was incredibly flexible and easy to work with. They offered a range of ensemble sizes and options. We ended up booking an eight-piece band (including male and female singers) for the reception and a trio for the cocktail hour, and the price was beyond reasonable for what we received in return. Will was incredibly receptive to learning multiple special requests, and even emailed us a preliminary setlist to tweak and edit. Our guests were blown away by their sound and their style, especially their amazing singers, and the feedback was universally positive. The band's energy kept people dancing all night - no one wanted to miss a song! If you're reading this, stop what you're doing and book Blue Avenue Groove for your wedding!! You will be forever happy with your decision. Don't delay! The soundtrack to your big day will be exactly as you envision it. We cannot thank them enough!!! Kathleen & Dan Leibel, Weddingwire 6/2/18 We can't say enough about Blue Avenue Groove. The group played our Wedding in July [2017] and it was a great event. Our guests couldn't stop talking about the band and most came up to us afterwards to tell us how much they enjoyed the music. The group is made up of outstanding musicians, their two lead singers Jonathan and Sami are nothing short of amazing, and they really groove. Will was great to work with, he was all over the the event details- ran by set lists ahead of time with us to craft a great lineup of soul/funk/R&B classics with a few newer tunes thrown in, and was happy to have my husband (a drummer) sit in for a number of songs which delighted the crowd! If you book Blue Avenue Groove for your Wedding you won't be disappointed. Adina, WeddingWire I can't say enough about Blue Avenue Groove. They were AMAZING! Our family and friends cannot stop raving about the music at our wedding. My husband and I are music aficionados and Blue Avenue Groove knocked it out of the park. We booked them for the cocktail hour, reception and ceremony for our 90 guests wedding in Brooklyn. They even accommodated our song requests, which of course were some of the most challenging pieces of music ever written. Blue Avenue Groove outperformed bands that cost twice as much, and gave us a really personalized and unique musical experience. Highly recommended! Darryl, The Knot


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Review by Ryan B.

WeddingReviewed on September 24, 2016From Roxbury, NY

My wife & I can't recommend Blue Avenue Groove highly enough! Seriously, our wedding would not have been the same without them. From funk, to r & b, to the instrumental jazz standards they played during cocktail hour, they can do it all. We had many wedding guests both during and after the reception, tell us that they are by far the best wedding band they'd ever heard, and I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you to Will and the rest of the group for being incredibly talented and kind souls, and for providing us and our guests truly unforgettable music on our big day. I highly recommend booking this amazing group of musicians for any event!

Review by Rachel B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 20, 2016From White Plains, NY

Blue Avenue Groove was terrific! They played a birthday party of 40 people for us, and the whole party loved them. We asked them to play mostly motown, and they were great. I'd love to have a chance to hear more of their current songs too. Will was really easy to work with and made the whole process easy and fun. Highly recommend!!

Review by Leah M.

Holiday PartyReviewed on December 11, 2015From New York City, NY

We booked Blue Avenue Groove for our Met Museum Staff Holiday Party and they did not disappoint! They are talented, high-energy, and Will was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning of the event. Highly recommend!

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  • 24K Magic | Bruno Mars
  • Ain't No Mountain | Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel
  • Ain't Too Proud Too Beg | Temptations
  • All Of Me | John Legend
  • All These Things That I've Done | The Killers
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl | Jet
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Baby, I Love You | Aretha Franklin
  • Back Pocket | Vulfpeck
  • Beast Of Burden | Rolling Stones
  • Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
  • Blame It On The Boogie | Michael Jackson
  • Bridge over Troubled Water | Simon & Garfunkel
  • Bring it on Home | Sam Cooke
  • Can't Stop the Feeling | Justin Timberlake
  • Come Together | The Beatles
  • Crazy | Gnarls Barkley
  • Crazy in Love | Beyonce
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Queen
  • Dancing in The Moonlight | King Harvest
  • December 1963 | Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Don't Know Why | Norah Jones
  • Don't Stop Believin' | Journey
  • Empire State of Mind | Alicia Keys
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World | Tears for Fears
  • Fly Like An Eagle | Steve Miller Band
  • Georgia on My Mind | Ray Charles
  • Get Lucky | Daft Punk
  • Give Me One Reason | Tracy Chapman
  • Groove Me | King Floyd
  • Happy | Pharrell
  • Heard It Through The Grapevine | The Temptations
  • Higher Ground | Stevie Wonder
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) | James Taylor
  • I Don't Need No Doctor | Ray Charles
  • I Feel Good (I Got You) | James Brown
  • I Saw Her Standing There | The Beatles
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody | Whitney Houston
  • I Want You Back | Jackson 5
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • In My Life | Beatles
  • Into The Mystic | Van Morrison
  • Is This Love | Bob Marley
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • Jessie's Girl | Rick Springfield
  • Jesus etc | Wilco
  • Just The Two of Us | Grover Washington
  • Kiss | Prince
  • L-O-V-E | Nat King Cole
  • Landslide | Fleetwood Mac
  • Let's Stay Together | Al Green
  • Livin' On A Prayer | Bon Jovi
  • Locked Out of Heaven | Bruno Mars
  • Love & Happiness | Al Green
  • Lovely Day | Bill Withers
  • Love On Top | Beyonce
  • Love Train | The O'Jays
  • Miami 2017 | Billy Joel
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Move On Up | Curtis Mayfield
  • My Funny Valentine | Frank Sinatra
  • My Girl | The Temptations
  • Night and Day | standard
  • No Diggity | Blackstreet
  • No Scrubs | TLC
  • Oh Darling | Beatles
  • Pony | Genuwine
  • Proud Mary | Tina Turner
  • P.Y.T. | Michael Jackson
  • Rehab | Amy Winehouse
  • Respect | Aretha Franklin
  • Rock With You | Michael Jackson
  • Roxanne | The Police
  • Santeria | Sublime
  • Say My Name | Destiny's Child
  • Senorita | Justin Timberlake
  • September | Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Sex On Fire | Kings of Leon
  • Shape of You | Ed Sheeran
  • Shout | Isley Brothers
  • Shut Up and Dance | Walk The Moon
  • Signed, Sealed, and Delivered | Stevie Wonder
  • Sir Duke | Stevie Wonder
  • (Sittin' On) The Dock at The Bay | Otis Redding
  • Some Kind Of Wonderful | Joss Stone version
  • Stand By Me | Ben E King
  • Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch | The Four Tops
  • Summertime | standard
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Sway | Dean Martin
  • The Way You Make Me Feel | Michael Jackson
  • The Weight | Band (Aretha Franklin version)
  • Treasure | Bruno Mars
  • Twist and Shout | Beatles
  • Uptown Funk | Mark Ronson
  • Use Me | Bill Withers
  • Use Somebody | Kings of Leon
  • Valerie | Amy Winehouse
  • Viva La Vida | Coldplay
  • Waiting On The World To Change | John Mayer
  • Walking On Sunshine | Katrina and the Waves
  • Wannabe | Spice Girls
  • What A Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • What I Got | Sublime
  • What's Going On | Marvin Gaye
  • Whole Lotta Love | Led Zeppelin
  • You Are The Best Thing | Ray LaMontague
  • Your Love | The Outfield
  • You're My Best Friend | Queen
  • ...and much much more!


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Past Events

September 28, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat7:00 PM - 12:00 AM Queens, NY
September 28, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat12:00 PM - 5:00 PM New Paltz, NY
September 14, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Germantown, NY
September 7, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Elka Park, NY
August 17, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat1:00 PM - 1:00 AM Stockton Springs, ME
July 21, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sun8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Brooklyn, NY
July 20, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Roxbury, NY
July 13, 2019 • Private wedding
Sat7:00 PM - 12:00 AM New York, NY
June 22, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Manchester, VT
June 15, 2019 • Bar Mitzvah
Sat12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spring Valley, NY
June 1, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
May 18, 2019 • Private Wedding
Sat8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Long Island City, NY

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