Leader and Trumpeter, Rich Wetzel has played with numerous bands including The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Spinners, The Ojays, Charo, El Chicano, Al Martino, Wayne Newton, and Legends in Concert. But he always dreamed of starting his own band that would create exciting shows that merge jazz and rock in one band. Groovin' Higher Orchestra is that band.
The big band is influenced by the likes of Maynard Ferguson, CHASE, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Louie Bellson, Brian Setzer, Chuck Berry, and James Brown. With fantastic vocals, a killing rhythm section and a stellar horn section, Rich and the GHO will surely energize you for the week to come.
Personnel Rich Wetzel, Mitch Reems, Rick White, Lonnie Mardis, Jim Cochran, Aaron Hennings, Mandy Faddis, John Beach, Rudy Draco, Ed Ulman, Pete Plumley, Jeff Smith, Randy Heyd, and Kevin England
$5 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.