-Superb talent & skill level-
-High energy, lively performance-
The Groove has been entertaining audiences for over 15 years! This band is comprised of six highly skilled musicians, such as The Groove’s guitarist, Jerry Martin, who graduated from The Berklee School of Music and Tommy Baudoin, the band's leader, who has been teaching music for almost 20 years with a prestigious degree in Music Education.
Teddy Baudoin, on keys for The Groove, also has quite an impressive resume with several years of study in Music Education with an emphasis on classical piano at Nicholls State University, and also plays as a solo artist.
MJ Dardar, the band's male lead singer is not only an accomplished musician with TWO recorded albums, but also holds two Master's degrees from Nicholls State University in his hometown of Thibodaux, LA
Sam Lecompte, the drummer of The Groove is an incredibly talented musician that also teaches percussion at multiple schools in the region.
Front woman, Jenna Richard is a seasoned songstress, singing professionally for 15 years and attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California for their Independent Artist program. She is also a Liberal Arts graduate from the University of New Orleans!
Putting these talented individuals together makes this band's performance really stand out, to say the least! And because of their talents, many of these individual artists have also done original recording and writing projects. The value of this polished group is absolutely unmatched!
Jerry has been in the music industry for 33 years and graduated from the Berklee School of Music with a degree in Guitar. Besides being a member of The Groove, Jerry has released numerous albums with his original groups- Dream Junkies, Ben Labat and The Happy Devil, The Uppressors, Steve Williams Band, The New Children, The Underground Cartoons, and is also a member of the Ben Labat Band, Happy Devil, and Nola Dukes. He proudly owns and operates Vertigo Recording Studios in Lockport, LA.
Tommy has been in the music industry for in total over 40 years. He has been teaching private music lessons for almost 20 years to children and adults, which include the piano, guitar, bass guitar, and brass wind instruments. Currently, he is tutoring over 40 local students. Tommy is also currently the band director at St. Joseph catholic school in Thibodaux, La. His career consists of performing with his current groups "The Groove" and "Soul Survivors" , teaching music lessons out of @tomsjamcaGo to link
Dave has been playing drums since he was 6, through college and has performed with bands such as Cheyenne, FISTO, Sevren, and a few others, covering pretty much all genres of music. He's recorded drums on a few original albums, all of which went platinum! Dave says “playing drums is one of the little pieces of my life puzzle that keeps me smiling and connected, and I plan on playing as long as the musicians I play with enjoy my musical contributions.”
Teddy has several years of study in music education with an emphasis on classical piano at Nicholls State University. He has played with numerous bands in the past 40 years, including jazz, blues, rock,country, funk, and variety bands. Besides being a current member of The Groove and the band, Soul Survivors, he is a freelance musician in all genres of music & a music minister coordinator for several local churches.
MJ joined The Groove three years ago and takes part in studio session work for local bands around Louisiana. Throughout his 16 year singing career, MJ has toured or shared the stage with many national acts such as Hoobastank, Sevendust, and Framing Hanley... just to name a few!Go to link
Miss Nina Cain has worked professionally as a lead singer for the last ten years. Nina attended Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA for their Independent Artist program and graduated from the University of New Orleans. She has worked with various bands across Louisiana including Big Soul, Mojeaux, At Fault, Top Shelf, New Orleans Jukebox, Dat Band, The Nola Dukes, and The Groove. Performing is one of Nina’s favorite things to do; inspiring the audience to let loose & have fun!Go to link