The Groove Surgeons

Band Performing Groove based music inspired by jazz, funk, soul, afrobeat and latin styles


The Groove Surgeons fuse contemporary music from a range of genre such as Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat and Latin to conjure up powerful, stirring, dance-able grooves. The Groove Surgeons are a band who create electric performances played to exacting standards.

First class innovative musicianship, creative flair and a passion for fabulously funky music, distinctive style and gloriously groovy atmosphere.

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The Groove Surgeons - Jazz Funk at The Refectory, Godalming

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Looking for an evening of spectacular music during the Christmas period? Living in the Godalming, Haslemere or Farnham area? Unless you are willing to dig deep into your pocket, you're unlikely to do better than spending an evening with Jazz Funk Soul band, The Groove Surgeons who are playing every Saturday night from 8:30pm until 11. 

The Groove Surgeons are a spectacular band from Petersfield. A group of professional musicians, led by Jody Smith, a session keyboard player from Dublin, they have been wowing audiences in the area. Consisting of a two piece brass section, keys, guitar, bass and drums, they bring driving groove from some of the worlds leading classic and contemporary jazz bands. This isn't 'Show Tune' jazz, it is jazz fused with funk, soul and pop!

Enjoy one of the brightest emerging young trombone players in the UK, Joel Knee. A student of Royal Academy of Music, Joel brings contemporary style to his trombone playing, using effects usually the preserve of guitar players to create incredible dynamic lines.

Hear our interpretations of a great range of the some of the best tunes from some of the world's most renowned Jazz Funk artists and transformation of tunes from pop to funk! Our set list includes tunes from Herbie Hancock, Snarky Puppy, Stevie Wonder, George Duke, Billy Cobham, John Coltrane, Estelle, Jaco Pastorius, The Meters, Corduroy and many more. 

All set in the beautiful building that is The Refectory in Godalming. A stunning pub, with a deserved reputation for food. 

And if you can't make the 17th, we are also playing at The Refectory on New Year's Eve.

 We look forward to seeing you there for some cool grooves and funky vibes :-)


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Photography: Peter Grimes Photography.