Heidi’s Jazz Club is pleased to announce the addition of a fresh, young group of talent to their entertainment roster performing Wednesdays from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
The group calls themselves the Liquid Groove Project and is led by pianist Connor Mahoney, a student of longtime house pianist at Heidi’s Jazz Club, Ron Teixeira.
“We are going for a very different vibe than I think Heidi’s, or really this area, is used to. At its core, jazz is about spontaneity and improvisation. We’re using that framework to put a fresh spin on familiar tunes across genres labels,” Mahoney said.
Drummer Jai Price, makes the trip from Clermont to be a part of the group as its youngest member. Price has performed with jazz legends such as Delfeayo Marsalis and Jackie Jones and was recently accepted as a member of the acclaimed Infinity Percussion.
Rounding out the core trio on bass, Zachary Greene owes his start to the jazz program at Eau Gallie Highschool. He is a graduate of The University of Central Florida studying under Richard Drexler of The Woody Herman Orchastra fame.
“Besides the trio we always feature a special performer. Melding their repertoire with our sound is part of the fun!” Mahoney said.
Vocalist and local star Hella Ayelet Gal is often featured with the Liquid Groove Project on Wednesday nights. Violinist-vocalist, Char Good is also a regular feature.
Reservations for Wednesday night can be made online at heidisjazzclub.com or by calling (321) 783-6806. The Liquid Groove Project can be followed at facebook.com/LiquidGrooveProject.