Gabriel Mervine

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Role: Faculty

Position: Instructor of Music


At a time in music where history and originality never seem to go hand in hand, Gabriel Mervine takes steps every time he picks up his trumpet to bring these two closer together. With a musical upbringing, Gabriel has deeply rooted himself in the traditions of Jazz and Classical music while at the same time contributing to the modern music scene. He wishes to leave no stone unturned and no genre unexplored because, in his mind, music has the power to make the artist who he/she is.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Gabriel began his professional playing career at age thirteen, and has studied with Bobby Shew, Roger Ingram, and Greg Gisbert, to name a few.

Gabriel quickly gained recognition and began performing with people such as Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, The Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra, The Colorado Symphony, The Temptations, Terence Blanchard, Lettuce, Karl Denson, John Scofield, Hugh Jackman, Lonnie Smith, Russell Malone, The Who, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Wycliff Gordon, Sean Jones, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, and Houston Person while also building a strong freelance career playing everything from Mariachi to Mahler. Gabriel now resides in Denver, Colorado, and keeps a rigorous schedule of local and national performances. He is currently seeking to broaden his musical repertoire with his groups stretching into more modern original works while simultaneously trying to keep the music that inspired him at such a young age alive and well.