UNDERCOVER JAZZ is a contemporary smooth jazz collective featuring Tony Testa (drums), Erik Mowery (keyboards) and Scott Marvill (guitar and bass). In a recent interview they stated that "it's all about the music and allowing it to follow it's natural course". Mixing jazz with soul, funk and fusion, the North Carolina based trio of studio musicians create a unique but ear-friendly sound that is joined by some of the best contemporary jazz musicians of the day. Although the “band” was born as a studio project, the trio is very comfortable on stage with the help of dynamic contemporary jazz players who are world class session musicians and performers in their own right.
In November 2015 the Recording Academy has placed UndercoveR Jazz featuring GRAMMY winners Jeff Lorber and Andy Snitzer and GRAMMY Nominee Chuck Loeb on the Official Ballot for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in the following categories:
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Jeff Lorber - Rudy
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
UndercoveR Jazz featuring Jeff Lorber,Chuck Loeb and Andy Snitzer - Stating the Obvious
Marvill, a multi-instrumentalist who plays keyboards, guitar and bass, fronts the band on their live performances. Marvill states “there are no self-imposed limits within the band. Our arrangements and performances are impacted by dynamic changes and influences from all styles of jazz. In fact, what we hear most is the enjoyment of these influences we apply in our songs."
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As writing and performing members of other jazz groups, such as Freeport Jazz and Jazzen, sharing the stage and recording sessions with many known artists such as Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Bob James, Marion Meadows, Joyce Cooling, Paul Brown, Nils, Bob Baldwin, Tower Of Power, Grover Washington Jr. and others UNDERCOVER JAZZ offers much to the listener without forgiving musical exploration and feel. See what the buzz is about and join UNDERCOVER JAZZ. You'll find their offering contemporary, smooth and exciting.
To have a listen go to the Music Page and/or the EPK Page. Then reach out to Scott Marvill and bring them to your town!!
CONTACT: JAZZEN MUSIC GROUP | Scott Marvill | c: 1.336.554.6870 | e: