Homespun Trio takes a subtle, swinging, highly melodic, "chamber jazz" approach to both standards and
originals. Their first CD is available
to buy (and listen) at
Pianist Grant Levin has performed with Terence Blanchard, Bob Berg, Richard Stoltzman, Madeline Eastman,
Bobby Shew, Ingrid Jensen, Ravi Coltrane, Robin Eubanks,
Madeline Eastman, Chris Amberger, Bishop Norman Williams, Vince Wallace,
and Little Anthony and the Imperials. He is one of the Bay Area's first call
Levin received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.
He is currently an adjunct faculty
member in the music department at California State University, Chico, where he teaches
jazz piano and jazz improvisation.
He appeared here previously with Chris Amberger.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, bassist Fred Randolph started taking ukulele lessons as a young child.
At age 11, inspired by the innovative and creative style of Jimi Hendrix, he switched to
the guitar. After listening to Howard Roberts and Jimmy Smith in high school, he became
fascinated with the unique harmonies of jazz, and his musical direction was forever altered.
He began to seriously study and play jazz, first on the guitar, and later, on the saxophone
and trumpet during his college years at UC Berkeley.
His instrumental epiphany occurred,
however, when he was working on his Masterís Degree in Composition at CSU Hayward, he
fell under the spell of the bass, captivated by its endless possibilities and sounds.
The acoustic and electric basses are now his primary instruments. He has since studied
bass with Carl Stanley, Brian Marcus, Alex Glickman, Frank Tusa, Kai Eckhardt and Timothy Spears.
Drummer Bryan Bowman has performed and recorded with
Deron Johnson, Mike Zilber, Dayna Stevens, Thomas Morgan, Sam Bevan, Bob Kenmotsu,
Mike Abraham, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, John Stowell, John Wiitala, Ben Stolorow,
Mark Levine, John Shifflet, Andre Bush, Ken French, Clairdee, Harvey Wainapel,
Dahveed Behroozi, Betty Fu, Sarah Manning, Mario Guarnieri, Jessica Neighbor, Loose Wig,
Anton Schwartz, and Brian Kane.
Bryan studied music formally at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, CSU Long Beach and
He appeared here previously with Steve Lockwood, Michael Wilcox, Mandala, and Noel Jewkes.