School of Music Visitig Artist
Whether he's leading his own group or singing with the Pharoah Sanders Quartet or acting as the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra or collaborating with the likes of Bobby Hutcherson, Kamasi Washington, Jr., Charles Lloyd, or Oscar Brown, Jr., Dwight Trible is a jazz singer who prizes a sense of adventure, musicians, and modernity. In addition to singing with experimental jazz musicians, he sang contemporary R&B with L.A. Reid and Patrice Rushen, and seized the opportunity to record with electronica and hip-hop outfits, such as his 2005 collaboration with Carlos Nino, a distinction that distinguishes him from many of his jazz peers.
Released on Passinthevibe, Living Water was his breakthrough in 2004, earning a nomination from BBC Radio One as Worldwide Album of the Year and a designation from LA Weekly for Artist of the Year. He was featured on Venus of Harlem, a 2008 album by Paul Zauner's Blue Brass, and he released a pair of albums called Cosmic and Duality, the latter being a duet album with John Beasley. Trible's profile increased considerably when he sang lead vocals on Kamasai Washington's 2015 record The Epic, the rare jazz album to find a crossover audience. In its wake, Gondwana Records signed the singer. His first album for the label was Inspirations, a 2017 collaborative album with Matthew Halsall.