Admission $15 at the door
Grüvology was founded in 2006 by pianist Walter Kemp and guitarist Bernard Kunz.
Grüvology has published 3 cds, First Set (2008), Unbridled (2010) and Freeway (2015). All our music consists of original compositions. Our compositions are influenced by gospel, blues, folk, latin and middle eastern music. Our music is available on iTunes. Clips are also on our youtube channel, on our facebook page and our website gruvology.com Some clips are also on Sound cloud bernard kunz.
Grüvology has been named best Western New York Jazz Fusion group every year since 2012. Walter Kemp was best keyboard player for 2012 and 13. Our current bassist, James Benders, was named rising star in 2015. Our new drummer is Ravi Padmanabha, an extraordinary improviser not only on drums and percussion but also on sitar and sarangi. Guitarist Bernard Kunz was named one of the areas most adventurous guitarists by Buffalo News Music Critic Jeff Miers (Feb. 2012) and runner-up best jazz guitarist for 2016.
We have performed at most Western New York venues and Jazz Festivals, Queen City Jazz Festival, Lewiston Jazz Festival, Slyfest at the Huron as well as in Erie, PA, New York City and Toronto, Canada.
April 2015 saw our first European tour in Germany, Holland, Belgium and Switzerland with concerts at Dortmund’s famous Domicil Jazz Club, Splendor in Amsterdam, Centre Culturel Marius Staquet in Mouscron, Belgium, Haberhaus Kultur Klub, Schaffhausen, Switzerland and more.
After a hiatus of almost two years with family engagements and other projects, GRÜVOLOGY is back with a new drummer, Ravi Padmanabha and new music waiting to be performed and eventually recorded.
We hope to see you on Friday, November 30, 2018, at SIlence Sounds in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.