Teen Town, named after the prominent jazz fusion tune of the 1970s, is a multiple award-winning powerhouse jazz fusion trio led by the award-winning 16-year-old bassist Gabriel Severn, with Logan Bedard on drums and Connor Rohrer on keys.
With a DownBeat Award and Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame "Best Jazz Band" Award, these phenoms have been taking audiences by storm with their energy, their undeniable chemistry, and their exceptional talent. They bring their own creative voice to the jazz fusion genre, performing original compositions as well as unique covers weaving jazz, funk, rock, and world rhythms into tunes by luminaries such as the Average White Band, Weather Report, the Yellowjackets, and Chick Corea. Teen Town's youth is deceptive - close your eyes and you'd think this trio has been playing together for decades. They've been described as "a tribute to the golden era of fusion hitting the improvisational buffet at a dance party".
Teen Town hit the ground running after their debut in 2017. They've taken the stage at the Elkhart Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Dauphin County Wine & Jazz Festival Scranton Jazz Festival, Christmas City Summer Jazz Festival, TEDx Harrisburg, Harrisburg ArtsFest, Dauphin County Cultural Fest, Mt. Gretna Heritage Festival, Central PA Jazz Fest, People's Choice Festival, Millennium Music Conference, the Pride of the Susquehanna, River City Blues Club, Central PA Jazz Camp, and the Lock Haven Jazz and Arts festival. They've opened for Sheila E., the Victor Wooten Trio, the Tierney Sutton Band, the Ben Wolfe Trio, the Dwayne Dolphin 4tet, and the Original Drifters. TV and radio features include ABC TV's Good Day PA, Pennsylvania Pipeline TV, 89.7 FM WVIA's Homegrown Music, and WVIA's live studio Homegrown Concert. The band has held music education clinics at the Berks Jazz Fest's Get JazzED Day and at the Moravian College Summer Jazz Camp. Teen Town will release their debut album with original music in 2021.
"Teen Town unassumingly walked onstage, then proceeded to floor the place ith 30 minutes of jazz fusion covers from such luminaries as Weather Report and David Sanborn." -The Reading Eagle