Grover Kemble‘s unique and colorful interpretations of jazz, Latin, R&B and original compositions have garnered him considerable attention and acclaim from music connoisseurs and critics for well over two decades. Kemble has been in constant demand as one of the New York metropolitan area’s premier entertainers since he captivated audiences in the 1970s at New York City’s The Bottom Line, The Other End, and the Newport Jazz Festival. His career has been nationally highlighted with stints at The Roxy in Los Angeles, the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, and the Wolf Trap Jazz Festival in Vienna, Virginia. Internationally, Kemble has been a regular performer at the world-famous Jazz Keller in Frankfurt, Germany.
While always working on various projects, including the mentoring of young talent, Grover is currently revitalizing his ever-popular full band, Za Zu Zaz.
Grover began playing professionally in his early teens and performed with numerous acts before touring nationally with the novel group Sha-Na-Na. In 1983, before going solo, he fronted the highly popular New Jersey band Za Zu Zaz with whom he recorded the album “All That Zaz.” In the fall of 1984, Grover showcased and recorded jazz material with a new quartet named Blow Daddyo. This band’s witty, entertaining format delighted audiences and won air play on commercial and college radio throughout the New York listening area. Over the years he has also played in both duo and group settings with world-renowned jazz artist John Pizzarelli, and accompanied his band at the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall.