Multiple Award - Winning Bassist,
Composer, Band Leader
Teenager Gabriel Severn developed a love for bass before he could even talk. His devotion to music and his desire to master every aspect of the instrument has taken him on an eventful journey: he's received five DownBeat awards, two Jazz Education Network awards, and a nomination from the Central PA Music Hall of Fame. He's also performed coast to coast, appeared at many notable music festivals, performed alongside several of his musical idols, leads his own band, recorded his award-winning original music with prominent jazz artists, and has had his music spun on radio around the world - all before his 15th Birthday.
Teen Town is Gabriel's DownBeat award-winning, powerhouse jazz fusion trio. With Logan Bedard (17) on drums, and Connor Rohrer (19) on keyboards, these teenagers are taking audiences by storm with their energy, their undeniable chemistry, and their exceptional talent. Named after one of the great jazz fusion tunes of the '70s, their sets span several genres and decades, and include originals and covers by luminaries such as the Average White Band, Weather Report, and Chick Corea.
- Kick Start
- Gabriel Severn
A love of Brazilian bossa nova and samba inspired Gabriel to write his first tune, "Song for Fina", which he dedicated to a close family friend for her birthday. "Song for Fina" evolved into a DownBeat award-winning composition and was also selected by the Jazz Education Network for the JEN 2020 Young Composers Showcase. He recently performed the tune with the U.S. Navy Commodores at the JEN conference in New Orleans. He made his recording debut with the single in late 2018, teaming up with multiple Emmy Award winner and multiple GRAMMY Award nominee Chieli Minucci on guitar and in the producer's seat. Also featured on the project are Special EFX members and world-class musicians Joel Rosenblatt on drums and Jay Rowe on keys. In early 2019 Gabriel released his follow-up tune "Kick Start", also recorded with Special EFX. Dedicated it to his Kickstarter backers, "Kick Start" earned him another DownBeat award for composition.
- Song for Fina
- Gabriel Severn