Teen Town



Teen Town is a 2019 DownBeat award-winning powerhouse jazz fusion trio led by award-winning bassist Gabriel Severn (15), with Logan Bedard (17) on drums and Connor Rohrer (19) on keys. 


The band is taking audiences by storm with their energy, their undeniable chemistry, and their exceptional talent. While their name pays homage to one of the great jazz fusion tunes of the '70s, their music spans several decades and genres, from originals to the Average White Band to Weather Report to Chick Corea. Close your eyes and you'd think they've been playing for decades, but despite their ages, they've each made hundreds of live appearances. 


"Teen Town unassumingly walked onstage, then proceeded to floor the place with 30 minutes of jazz fusion covers from such luminaries as Weather Report and David Sanborn."    -The Reading Eagle

Teen Town hit the ground running since their debut in May 2017. They received a 2019 DownBeat Student Music award for Outstanding Performance, and were recently nominated for Best Jazz Band by the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame. They've taken the stage at the 2018 and 2019 Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival, the Dauphin County Wine & Jazz Festival, the Scranton Jazz Festival, the Christmas City Summer Jazz Festival, TEDx Harrisburg, the Harrisburg ArtsFest, the Dauphin County Cultural Fest, Mt. Gretna Heritage Festival, the Central PA Jazz Fest, the People's Choice Festival, the 2018 Millennium Music Conference, the River City Blues Club, the 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. The trio has appeared on ABC's TV's Good Day PA, Pennsylvania Pipeline TV, WVIA's Homegrown Music, and WVIA's live studio Homegrown Concert. The band has done music education clinics at the Berks Jazz Fest's Get JazzED Day and at the Moravian College Summer Jazz Camp. 

"Run for Cover" live (cover) - Teen Town live
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"Red Sea" live (cover) - Teen Town live
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"Havona" live (cover) - Teen Town live
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