Midtown Groove is a Seattle-based, instrumental, contemporary jazz trio, which features:
Tony Atkinson, Michael Schaitel & Doug Marrapodi. The trio, relying on their influences
from several genres, finds a way to effectively blend different elements of Jazz
and R & B. One of the more interesting facets of the group is that Tony Atkinson
amazingly plays both guitar and keyboards simultaneously; he plays guitar with his
left hand and keyboards with his right. Using this approach to deepen the trio's
sound, they have successfully and artistically fused infectious rhythms, lush harmonies,
and soaring melodies, to form what is known as Midtown groove.