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Euge Groove: 'Livin' Large'

Euge Groove in the NPR West studios in Los Angeles.
Devin Robins, NPR
Euge Groove in the NPR West studios in Los Angeles.

Saxophonist Euge Groove has made a name for himself in the smooth jazz genre.

His fluid melodies sound more like pop and R&B sprinkled with a bit of jazz on top -- think smooth jazz with a twist, a bump and a grind.

Groove is a former member of Tower of Power and toured with Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, Richard Marx and Joe Cocker.

He's even jammed with Elton John and Bonnie Raitt.

Groove's latest CD, Livin' Large, has remained on Billboard's Top 5 Contemporary Jazz Album list since its release.

Born Steven Eugene Grove, the sax player took on the funky moniker when he forged his own solo career.

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