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 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 seven years ago. They've taken the stage at the Elkhart Jazz Festival, Berks Jazz Festival, Musikfest, Dauphin County Jazz & Wine 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 The Wooten Brothers, 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 released their debut album, A Month of Sundays, in May 2022.
"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
Our debut album:
A Month of Sundays
Bass Musician Magazine Album Review: A Month of Sundays, April 2023
WVPE 88.1 FM Public Radio: Teen Town Interview, July 2021
WVIA 89.7 FM Public Radio: Teen Town Homegrown Session, June 2019