Some artists in the field of pop are strictly studio creations. They ramp up the record sales but when it comes to performing live they just can’t cut it. Smooth jazz performers tend not to be like that. Their backgrounds typically mean that they were performing to audiences well before their first record deals were ever thought of. Consequently live performances tend to add to their stature rather than detract from it. Pre-eminate in this is ex Tower of Power horn player Euge Groove who was an absolute sensation throughout the week of the Warren Hill Smooth Jazz Cruise (WHSJC) 2005.