MUSIC - Dwight Trible - Singer


Dwight was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He says, "I think I was singing before I even realized it. It was something so natural. I would go in the bathroom at maybe 3 or 4 and I'd be in there just singing. Enjoying this experience." He used to listen to his mother, who he says was a "great singer," sing Doris Day tunes while she cleaned around the house. Music has been with him from the beginning.

Dwight has devoted his life to the pursuit of his musical dreams. He is described as "a singer who combines the best of vocal virtuosity with musicianship and improvisational skills." He performs with his own group, the Dwight Trible Ensemble, is the vocalist with the Pharaoh Sanders Quartet and the vocal director for the Horace Tapscott Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra.

Dwight Trible and "Cosmic" - The band members who accompany him are: Mark de Clive-Lowe on piano, Trevor Ware on bass, Dextor Story on drums and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola.
Dwight Trible Cosmic Band - Mothership (10.24.11)
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"Dwight has worked with such notables as Oscar Brown jr., Charles Lloyd, Billy Childs, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Garrett, Steve Turre, Harold Land, Harry Belafonte, Della Reese and Norman Conners, John Beasley, Patrice Rushen, Babatunde Lea, Ernie Watts, Kahlil El Zabar, as well as contemporary soul artist like LA Reid and DJ Rogers. Dwight’s collaborations with Horace Tapscott, Billy Higgins, Kamau Daaood" to name a few.

Dwight has been called a jazz "Holy Man" and "a high priest of voice." He has been compared to famous jazz vocalists like Leon Thomas and Billy Eckstine, but he strives to "cultivate his own sound," something he refers to in a video interview. He says, "Even now I am trying to get back to the freedom I felt as a baby."


Dwight Trible Releases Anticipated New Album, Cosmic

Cosmic is the long-awaited recording by Dwight Trible, one of the most prolific vocalists of the time. This recording is the follow up to his critically acclaimed Living Water, which made a big impression throughout the world. On Cosmic, Dwight brings an A-list cast of characters to bring forth his heartfelt expressionsof love for human kind and for love itself. Musicians like Grammy nominee John Beasley and long time collaborator Munyungo Jackson help create the Cosmic landscape. Also noted areappearances by Kenneth Crouch, Trevor Ware, Dexter Story, George Harper, Kamau Daaood,Peter Jacobson, and Justo Almario. With a cast like this it is easy to imagine all of the musical territory covered in this recording. ~ Aniy-fuse -

Dwight Trible, Living Water

“If your idea of jazz singing is someone with a cheeky grin belting out standards under the benevolent gaze of Michael Parkinson, let me recommend a quick course of Dwight Trible. He has the most beautiful baritone singing voice, but he's deep in both senses of the word. You might be reminded a little bit of Johnny Hartman or Leon Thomas or Billy Eckstein, but Trible is very much his own man, with great presence and good taste in tunes, such as Abdullah Ibrahim's Ishmael, Freddie Hubbard's Little Sunflower and Dimitri Tiomkin's Wild Is the Wind.”   ~ John L Walters - The Guardian UK

Dwight Trible & The Life Force Trio - Love Is The Answer

“John Coltrane makes an immediate appearance on this intensely spiritual record from Dwight Trible. A Love Supreme is intoned in the improvisatory opening, a chance to stand back and take in the Los Angeles based singer and his extraordinary voice. This voice is clearly no conventional instrument. Rich and sonorous,Trible somehow sings in a uniquely reserved fashion on record yet not compromising on feeling. Quite the contrary, as this soulful treat seems intent on bringing peace and unity to all - in huge amounts!” ~ Ben Hogwood -


Rememberance of Swings Past - Kick-ass holy man

“After he stops singing, you try to get your head back under your hair and figure out where this kick-ass holy man is coming from. From the way Dwight Trible handles "A Love Supreme," you can tell that Coltrane has taken over his spirit, a phenomenon he refers to as being born again. "We must extend a hand of peace to all mankind," he cries grandly, as his pianist, bassist and drummer, known collectively as the Oasis of Peace, sound the booming African beat we all got to know from Trane's signature tune.” ~ Text and photographs by Tony Gieske -


Interview with Vocalist Dwight Trible

Interview with Vocalist Dwight Trible