Groovin’ Easy is the newest jazz band from northern New Jersey. Looking to the West Coast jazz bands, this 9-piece band features a vocalist plus 4 brass and 4 rhythm to create its unique Big Band sound with well-seasoned musicians who have performed with both local and national jazz and big bands.
The band is based out of Morris County, NJ, and plays throughout the metropolitan area.
Vocalist Nancy Koch has a long and accomplished resume as lead vocalist with many of the area’s jazz & big bands including Silver Starlite Orchestra, Gentle Winds Orchestra, Blue Skies, and is currently a lead vocalist with Rhythm, Reeds and all that Brass Big Band & the Jefferson Township Community Jazz Band.
Our repertoire includes classic tunes by Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and even Elvis Presley.
If your organization or community group is looking for that special band, please give us a call.
John Koch – (201) 213-7676Band Recordings
Composed by: Bobby Troup
"(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup. The song uses a twelve-bar blues arrangement and the lyrics follow the path of U.S. Route 66 (US 66), which traversed the western two-thirds of the U.S. from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California.
Composed by: Sammy Nestico
Sammy Nestico (born Samuel Louis Nistico, February 6, 1924 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a composer and arranger of big band music. Nestico is best known for his arrangements for the Count Basie orchestra. Nestico received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Duquesne University in 1950, and he has received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from his alma mater.
Composed by: Duke Ellington and Bob Russell
"Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" (also written as "Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me") is a song with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell. It originated as a 1940 instrumental ("Concerto for Cootie") that was designed to highlight the playing of Ellington's lead trumpeter, Cootie Williams. Russell's words were added later.
Composed by: Louiguy
"Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" or "Cerezo Rosa" or "Ciliegi Rosa" or "Gummy Mambo", is the English version of "Cerisiers Roses et Pommiers Blancs", a popular song with music by Louiguy written in 1950.
Composed by: Irving Berlin for the movie White Christmas
A song from the movie White Christmas which is a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin including this one recorded here.
Groovin' Easy is constantly adding songs to their repertoire. Please stay tuned.
Performing at Macy's
Performing at Cranes Mill
Jazzing it up!