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Upstairs jazz club called The Groove with Ritchy & Phil

8 Ritchy and Phil

A place to relax with music after work

There’s a jazz club upstairs known as The Groove.

Open every evening starting at 5:30pm, The Groove is the latest place for French drummer and singer Ritchy Boisson and his music partner Phil to entertain with high class jazz entertainment with a different variety of music for each night of the week.

“The concept is to provide a place with a good quality of music entertainment and sound system,” Boisson said. “Our lounge is comfortable and good for couples to come and relax with jazz after work. We have jazz every day between 7 and 8pm, and 9 to 11pm, we have more pop music, salsa and funky soul. We’re open seven days a week seven different shows,” he said.

Boisson intends that he and Phil, already well known in Phnom Penh for their high-class jazz entertainment in 182 Jazz Lounge at Topaz Restaurant, will play at The Groove each night during this month and then schedule all kinds of bands with classical and jazz.

“Before and after dinner, we want to fill the gap of something to do,” he said.

Boisson designed the place with the best acoustics possible and sees The Groove as a place where people from everywhere can meet and match, boosting an atmosphere of interactive party spirit. The French entertainers popularly known as “Ritchy and Phil” already have a faithful audience around Phnom Penh.

Like Fabrizio Sartor with his restaurant, Boisson is pleased that his dream came true to totally design and equip his own place exactly how he wanted it, with the right kind of music and atmosphere for the right kind of people.

“We have a rhythmic quality of a music which is emotionally communicative and soulful, with a steady beat and we smoothly interact and maintain relationships with people of all kinds,” he said. “We have a joyful music mix of different styles from chill out moods to party anthems including jazz, cha-cha and salsa, pop and soul music, disco and funk dance hits.”

The live music begins each night at 6:30 pm.

“This is perfect for people ending up their working day with a nice wine break before dinner with soft but rousing music,” he said.

Guests can have dinner at Terrazza or order from The Groove’s finger-food menu. They’re also going to present a wide range of previously unreleased signature cocktails as well as fine wines and spirits.

Boisson invites people to come and listen to some dreamy jazz music.

“We are partners with the Terrazza restaurant and I like to bring people in before dinner to relax and then stay after dinner. After 11 pm we have a DJ with salsa and seven kinds of music, seven days a week.”

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