Singing Jazz & Blues
Grover Kemble is an entertaining singer, songwriter, and guitarist with a distinctive and engaging style. His unique originals and colorful interpretations of jazz, rock, Latin, and R&B have garnered acclaim for over five decades with seven album releases. His career has been nationally highlighted with stints at the Newport Jazz Festival, Spoleto Arts Festival, Wolftrap Jazz Festival, The Roxy in LA, the Bitter End in NYC. He also was a regular performer at the Jazz Keller in Frankfurt, Germany.
Grover began playing professionally in his early teens and performed with local recording acts before touring nationally with Sha Na Na. He fronted several popular east coast metropolitan bands, most notably Za Zu Zaz, with whom he recorded the album “All That Zaz.” In the 1980s, he played in a duo with world renowned jazz artist John Pizzarelli and accompanied his band at the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall. The album “Grover Kemble and Jazz Jump… Live at Shanghai Jazz” features distinctive guest artists, including John Pizzarelli. His 2023 album, “I’m Serious,” is highlighted in many outstanding reviews and internet blogs.
“Grover Kemble has a winning formula for presenting jazz: Make it entertaining. It’s a formula that has fans enthusiastically following the singer-guitarist to his gigs throughout North Jersey.”
— The Newark Star Ledger
“His guitar work is highly charged and his stage presence commanding.”
— The New York Times