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Paul Shinn Trio Featuring Gabriel Mervine

Jun 20, 2018

Paul Shinn was born in Mainz, Germany and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He began studying classical piano at age 7 and began playing jazz in high school. After attending school at University of Missouri – Kansas City and University of North Texas while studying under jazz musicians Bobby Watson, Bram Wijnands, and Steffan Karlsson.

Paul played with the El Mambo Latin jazz group, with several big bands and most notably with his own trio in KC. Along with playing in several different bands, Paul is also an accomplished solo pianist, having been chosen as a semifinalist to attend the 2010 Bösendorfer Solo Jazz Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Paul's sole goal as a performer is to create a musical environment that will connect with an audience and transmit expressions of joy that cannot be conveyed in any other way.

Trumpeter Gabriel Mervine is deeply rooted in the traditions of Jazz and Classical but is also a very active contributor to the modern music scene nationally. Born in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at the age of thirteen. By the time he graduated high school he was already looking at making a career out of playing the trumpet. He has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert and quickly gained recognition for as a unique and capable player in any environment. Gabriel has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, John McNeil, Convergence, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person Gabriel now resides in Denver, Colorado and keeps a rigorous schedule of local and national performances.