2014 (P)recap

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Media, Updates

2014 (P)recap

Thank you for such a wonderful year! I must say I am quite looking forward to getting serious this Advent season as I perform/compose more contemplative and sacred music. You can get the minute information on all of the performances (such as venue, date, time) on the Upcoming Events page.

Lessons and CarolsJesuit Church Image

Sunday December 14th, at 3pm, come out to the Jesuit Church for Lessons and Carols. This is a traditional FREE event of the season (open to all), in which seasonal liturgical readings are matched to musical selections.

Christmas Midnight Mass

I am once again honored to have one of my compositions performed at Christmas Midnight mass at the New Orleans Jesuit Church. I will also be singing with the choir. The music begins at 11:30pm on the 24th and goes into the wee hours once we can finally legitimately say, “Merry Christmas!”

NOVA: Luceat

One of the most significant things to happen to me this year was being accepted into New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale (or NOVA). This is an unsurpassed group of singers who would shame any musician in this city just being in their presence. My first concert with them is Sunday, December 21st, at 7:30pm, at Holy Name Church at Loyola University. I cannot wait to experience this. It will be unlike anything you have witnessed before. The live experience is inexplicable, but listen to a bit here.

Old U.S. Mint Recap

My 6-piece ensemble’s taping at the Old U.S. Mint in November was such a success. Many thanks to those of you who came out! Your presence made all the difference. Here’s a little taste of the result.

Sarah Gromko Trio Every Friday

Of course, my jazz trio still plays every Friday from 8-10pm at Pearl Wine Co. Catch us in the last weeks of the year as we add more holiday tunes. You will always be able to hear my originals in the 2nd set, after we warm you up with some fun arrangements of jazz standards in the 1st. Remember, Christmas doesn’t START until December 25th, and continues to 12th Night, so don’t expect me to cut out the sacred stuff on the 26th… 😉

Hopefully I’ll see you before Christmas is through!

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Be a Part of our Live Taping

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Updates

Be a Part of our Live Taping

Mint Poster November 2014Exciting news!

My full band will be taping live at the Old U.S. Mint on Saturday, November 8 from 8-9:30pm. I need you to come be a part of it: make some noise, and keep us upbeat.

My love for the early ’60s lounge movement will shine through my use of jazz harmony, syncopation, groove changes, and odd meters and phrasing.

It will be primarily my compositions (new stuff!) with a few of my signature arrangements to ground the listeners in a bit of the familiar.

With the help of Cori Walters and Brad Webb, our percussion section will be so groovy, your socks might fall off.

Joe Ashlar‘s extensive synth library will make up for the fact that we don’t have an orchestra to play with as the big budgets allowed back in the day. Don’t worry. It’s tasteful, and he’ll play some real piano.

If you haven’t heard Georgi Petrov yet, you will be searching him out after hearing him on this show. He and Trey Boudreaux (whom I play with every Friday) lay it down as if they were one.

Essentially, what I’m saying is this show will be really special. Come out and see for yourselves.

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Fridays and Video

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in Media

Fridays and Video

This year is off to a nice bang!

I’m now officially at Pearl Wine Co. every Friday, where I’ll continue feature the talents of a nice array musicians. The first since it became official will be with the unsurpassedly funky Joe Ashlar.

I’m having a great time playing with some musicians I only dreamed I’d ever collaborate with. Check back frequently for updates… If you’d like to be personally updated on a monthly (maximum) basis, please sign up for my newsletter where I try to give a treat each month.

In the meantime, Music at the Mint has featured video from one of my performances from their February 7th concert this year. Tom Hook accompanied one of my favorite old standards. I hope you enjoy it!

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