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Funk, rock, R&B, Hip-hop, soul, gospel, jazz: These are the elements that have molded and shaped the core sound, as well as, the overall experience that is Evolution of The Groove. Originally founded in 2010 by Steven Cunningham and Chris Sclafani, the band focused on combining the elements of each member’s background to create a new and unique sound that would emphasize the preservation of the ever lasting “Evolution” and “Groove” that is music, which is demonstrated by their brand new sound with everything from high energy, in-your-face jams, to soothing meaningful beats, featuring emotional lyrics as well as invigorating instrumentals.  Media Contact Information

For Band/Booking inquiries, please contact Chris Sclafani

Band Members

Chris Sclafani- Sax/Vocals 
Steven Cunningham- Trumpet/Flugel 
Nick Skinner- Trumpet 
Stephanie Young- Trombone 
Nelson Valentine- Keys 
Andrew Rohlk- Guitar 
James Joyner- Bass 
C.J. Alicea- Drums 
Jaylin Brown- Vocals


Venues Performed at:

Virginia This Morning

The Richmond Jazz Festival 

The Camel


Canal Club


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