8-8:45 & 9-9:45
“Polyphony on the Groove” was founded in early 2017 as part of the GrooveEnsemble workshop series led by Carlos Menezes Jr and The CMJazz Connect. The same members have been a part of the group since the beginning, and have now begun their journey as an independent ensemble. Polyphony on the Groove has entertained audiences at the Marblehead Festival of the Arts, Gloucester Block Parties, “Music on the Meetinghouse Green”, and the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Their performances are full of energy and guaranteed to move audiences to the grooves of NOLA funk, blues, and ska. They are associated with CMJazz Connect, and the Cape Ann Big Band. Members are: Mila Barry-Flute, Brooke Cleary-drums, Ivan Demarjian-tenor sax, Asha Egmont-trombone, Martina Gallo-keys, Olivia Hogan-Lopez-trombone, Sophia Hogan-Lopez-alto sax, Danny Puglisi-trumpet, True Sayess-bass.