The GLF is basically a Quartet that shrinks or grows as your musical needs do. Offering the finest jazz, latin, swing, and bebop, the Front has been playing for many years. They combine savvy veteren chops and abilities with freshness and verve - a real love of performing fine music.
Here's the line-up:
Terry Takahashi: Stand Up and Electric Bass
Connor Hopkins: Drum Set and Hand Percussion
Tony Johnson: Soprano, Alto, Tenor Saxes & Flute
Allan Stuart: Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
When in "ElegantM" mode, add
Marieke Schuurs: truly Elegant vocalist
The Groove Liberation Front has played for years, concentrating on jazz and funk. When Allan joined the group, they began playing more original music, and branched out into pop & blues.
Now as an entertainment combo, the style and variety offered are mature yet fresh, and accommodates most discerning tastes.
GLF is outstanding at matching dynamics to events- Hear that dance beat, but don't lose the conversation ! For a sit down dinner, you'll hear lovely ambiance, For a dance party you'll experience all the wonders of jazz, but still be able to talk across the table.
The group's experience comes to the fore, and the success of your event becomes their job one.
As a Quartet or Quintet GLF is great. But they're great in smaller combos too. Do you have a small space, slim budget, or short duration time for your event? Try a GLF Trio or Duo -
Here's what's available in Duos:
Piano & vocals + Saxes//Piano & vocals + Bass//Piano + Percussion
Saxes + Bass// Acoustic Bass + Hand Percussion//Piano + Female Vocals
And For Trios:
Piano & vocals + Acoustic Bass + Drums/// Piano + Saxes + Bass
Piano & keyboards + Saxes +Drums//Piano + Bass + Female Vocals
Fees begin at $300 for a Duo, 450 for a Trio, and 600 for a Quartet, for 2 hours or less. For over 3 hours, figure on $200 per player. For some locales, a mileage charge is added.
GLF is completely equipped and self contained, down to the last extension cord. Allan loves using acoustic pianos, and is a Master Craftsman piano technician that can prep an instrument on site. He also has the best in digital stage pianos. Other instruments are wonderful; Connor's exquisite drums, that he designed and made, Terry's "Big Girl" Acoustic Bass, and Tony's precious Vintage Saxophones, all add up to a marvelous musical experience.