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Groove Kitchen at Salish Lodge
Ed Mays Groove Kitchen
Featuring Stacey Israel
5 Piece Funk /Dance Party Band
Band Bio


Groove Kitchen in jazz mode
Introducing the Band


What clients have been saying about Ed Mays Groove Kitchen:
"Ed Mays Groove Kitchen’s music is full of jazzy delta blues, pop, rock and funk as well, for a sound that is timeless yet modern in it's own way. It’s kind of like stepping back in time, but with the keys to the Porche. This group - is undeniably charming, and undeniably entertaining. Not to mention pretty darn talented. Our guests ranged in all ages, and everyone loved Ed Mays Groove Kitchen. If you want your wedding reception, or whatever event to really "Groove", book this band!
- Christy K
"Ed was easy to work with. Wonderful performers. Stacy did a beautiful job singing "At Last" to the newlyweds during their wedding dance. We had a fabulous time! Our guests, young and old alike, just danced, danced, danced and loved the band. I would definitely hire them again! Thank you, Ed Mays Groove Kitchen! "
- Carol P.
"Ed is so easy to work with. His experience with the music industry is so obvious. He has the resources to make anything you want happen. Besides he is also fantastic on the drums, what a nice mellow guy. The total band and singer Stacy were exactly perfect for us, the took some familiar stuff and jazzed it up a bit. We had many dancing to their fine music. We would use them in a heart beat if we had the need. Love them."
- Carol B.
"Ed and his group were wonderful. We highly recommend them."
- Jen C.
"The entre event was amazing! I, personally, could have done a better job preparing for the bands needs, but everyone stepped up and helped with the alternate plan. Thank you Ed, Stacey, Yogi and the entire group for making our
VIP Birthday a success. "
- Tere W.

The Yoginis
Fusing Jazz, Samba, Indian modes, and Afro-Cuban Rhythms
Limitless Sky Records

Yoginis on Renaissance
Yoginis on Dalai Lama Movie Soundtrack
New Release:
Yoginis on Dalai Lama Renaissance Sountrack Album
"...fascinating, ravishingly beautiful and sonically soothing..." - John Griffin - Montreal Gazette
See Also: Dalai Lama Renaissance documenatry film

JUNE 2009
Yogi McCaw, leader, composer and keyboardist presents here his new release:" Yogi and The Yoginis-" Terra Shivaiya: Six East-Six West". Yogi has assembled a diverse and talented group of multi-cultural musicians, all in one superb recording
offering an esoteric,unique collage, a fusion of jazz and multi-cultural music! Seattle native Yogi McCaw has taken exceptional care in putting this project together, which was recorded over a course of several years on two continents-In the US and in India. The musicians come from the traditions of Jazz, Latin, Brazilian, Indian Classical, Reggae and African music! This is truly a one of a kind recording! This writer does not know of another recording offering such a rich infusion of multi-cultural music which blends different, diverse music, all together in one CD! Some of the music highlights:
Basant Blue is the first track, a mysterious and somewhat haunting composition with a bluesy theme reinventing itself a few times over followed by a piano solo by the leader.
DDA Flat Nine is inspiring Indian music,with a compelling,structured musical theme throughout the piece,with overlays of inventive solo improvisations.
Jog Jazz follows, continuing Indian music exploration, offering repetitive, intricate lyrical and rhythmic textures. Indian violinist Gordon Assadi stands out, as well as Yogi and the rest of the ensemble.
Raga Rio is the true fusion of Indian and Jazz/Brazilian music. The arrangement calls for a haunting Raga opener followed by a medium Jazz segment, the two musical forms alternating back and forth, followed by an up tempo Jazz ending.
Return To Me is a vigorous Latin music piece, pulsating with energy, featuring fine solos by trumpeter Thomas Marriott,and Yogi on piano, who apparently is well versed in this idiom.
Moving to another continent, Song Bird is a Brazilian Bossa Nova, featuring vocalist Samia Panni, who adds a feminine mystic to the song.
Surf Reggae is a infectious reggae tune!  Terena returns us, the listener to Indian music now blended with Latin music! Indian violinist Gordon Assadi once again takes another sterling solo, in this envigorating piece! A true blend of these two musical genres!
Congratulations, Yogi McCaw, on a fine and most unique recording!
Steve Getz
The Jazz Network Worldwide
June 2009

Astoria Band

Swing Ballroom Dancing

2nd, 4th and 5th  Fridays 1-3pm

Edmonds Senior Center