Studio Grand presents an eclectic triple-header of California-based musicians rooted in the jazz tradition: With Gavin Templeton and his quartet (LA), vocalist Dwight Trible (LA), and Oakland's own See Saw Trio.

Gavin Templeton Quartet // Some Spinning, Some At Rest

Gavin Templeton is a Los Angeles based saxophonist, woodwind player and composer. He has been recognized as "a pivotal force in the L.A. progressive jazz scene" (Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz) for both his personal contributions to new music as well as his collaborations with a variety of internationally recognized performers and composers.  Templeton has recorded and/or performed alongside Nels Cline (Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists), avant-garde jazz legend Vinny Golia, and Grammy nominated big band leader Alan Ferber among many others. As a solo artist and composer, Templeton has released three different albums over the last three years to critical acclaim, and, as a performer, Templeton is quickly becoming an in-demand concert artist. He performed as a featured artist at the 2014 Angel City Jazz Festival and at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival with the Daniel Rosenboom Quintet.

Gavin never confined himself to one genre of music. In addition to jazz, he started a punk band and played regularly with funk, rock and soul groups. Templeton continued to explore music at California Institute of the Arts where he learned from Charlie Haden, Joe LaBarbera, Vinny Golia, Swapan Chaudhuri, and Alfred Ladzepko among others.

As a composer, Templeton has a unique and soulful voice that draws upon an intense understanding of classical harmonic progression, a jazz ear for lush and vividly colorful chords, and a reverence for beautiful melodic line. His music has been described as an "alluring vision of the ever-evolving sound of L.A." (Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times)

Outside of performing and composing, Templeton devotes considerable energy toward championing music and music education.  He is a founding member of Creative Underground Los Angeles, a group which strives to bring attention to the vibrant LA creative art scene. Gavin also sets aside time to teach and mentor young musicians both through a program at South Pasadena Conservatory as well as through private lessons at his Los Angeles home.

Gavin Templeton // Saxophone
Joshua White // Piano
Richard Giddens // bass
Gene Coye // drum


Dwight Trible Quintet

Dwight Trible // Voice
Ross Hammond // Guitar
Kerry Kashiwagi // Bass
Clifford Childers // Trombone, Bass Trumpet, Euphonium, Harmonica
Dax Compise // Drums

See Saw Trio 

Steve Blum // Piano
Britt Ciampa // Drums
Mark Clifford // Vibraphone


$10-20 Sliding Scale


Eventbrite - Gavin Templeton Quartet + See Saw Trio + Dwight Trible Quintet

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