Cascadia Groove – is not your standard smoky bar jazz band playing tired standards in the back of a dimly lit room… far from it. “Rhythm & Jazz”, “Groove Jazz” or “Danceable Jazz” are a few terms used to describe this material. Consistent with the experience of the musicians (Blues, R&B, Jazz, World-beat, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian), the vision and focus from the beginning was to create performances that get the foot tapping, the blood pumping, and the “need to move” to the music. Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin interpretations applied to Pop and R&B covers by artists like Michael Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Toto and Earth Wind & Fire are only part of the formula. This concept also extends into the original material that is on par with The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber, The Rippingtons, Joe Sample, George Benson (to name a few), in composition and execution. This music is uplifting and positive. It will be a fun night at the Muse!