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  • Todd Groves, Adjunct Instructor, Saxophone

    Adjunct Instructor, Saxophone
    University of Delaware
    305 Amy E. du Pont Music Building
    Newark, DE 19716
    http://www.toddgrovesmusic.com/

    Biography

    ​Todd Groves is a New York City-based musician performing on saxophones, flutes, clarinets, recorders and ethnic flutes. He performs regularly in a variety of musical settings including jazz, classical, commercial and ethnic music. Since 2003, Mr. Groves has been an adjunct professor of saxophone for the Department of Music, where he is a member of the University of Delaware Faculty Jazz Ensemble. He is an active composer and arranger and regularly gives clinics throughout the area at universities and high schools. He has been a featured soloist with the UD Wind Ensemble, Delaware Steel and UD Jazz Ensemble I and has performed with the Del’Arte Wind Quintet.

    Mr. Groves has worked extensively with some of the country's most notable performers, including Audra McDonald, Michael Feinstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Deborah Voigt, Michael Crawford, Natalie Cole, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Linda Eder, Grover Washington Jr., Joel Grey, Tommy Tune, Paul McCartney, Gino Vannelli, Randy Newman, the New Jersey Symphony, the American Symphony, the Greater Trenton Symphony, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Andy Narrell, Ray Holman, the Highland Divas, and many others.  As a NYC commercial musician, he has been a member of the Broadway pit orchestras for Aladdin, Motown the Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Follies, Catch Me If You Can, Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Ragtime, White Christmas, Sunday in the Park with George and Grey Gardens. Mr. Groves has been in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular orchestra since 2009, and other NY performances include: On Your Toes, Little Me, Damn Yankees, The Wiz, Anyone Can Whistle, Merrily We Roll Along and Fiorello at City Center; Happiness at Lincoln Center; Yank!; Edward Scissorhands and Play Without Words at BAM; See What I Wanna See at Public Theater, Mother Courage and Her Children for Shakespeare in the Park, and Broadway on Broadway live in Times Square.

    A graduate of the University of the Arts, Mr. Groves also performs with the New Jersey Saxophone Quartet (NJSQ) and the Justin Rothberg Group.  His original composition for saxophone quartet, Delaware Jazz Suite, received its world premiere by the NJSQ at the 2006 World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia and was subsequently performed by the group at their Carnegie Hall debut. 

    Mr. Groves can be heard on the Broadway cast recordings for the above shows, has appeared or been heard on the Late Show with David Letterman, the Tony Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.  Other recordings include R Kelly, Boyz II Men, Lucky Stiff (film), The Snow Geese (incidental music), Victoria Clark, Philip Chaffin, Carols for a Cure, Duo with Rob Brosh, Kayle Brecher, Jane Norman, MTI Junior, Lars Halle, Joshua Kobak, Minas, Marlon Spike, NJSQ, Eric Kearns, Raw Deal, NFL Films, and many independent films.  He has appeared as guest soloist with The Wind Symphony of Southern New Jersey, the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, and the University of the Arts Big Band.


 

 

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  • Department of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu