Phil Templer

AXIOM BIO: Self-Evident Truth in both concept and application best describes the realization of the musical goals of brothers Peter Templer and Phil Templer. The road towards that realization has been one of many twists and turns often encountered by professional musicians striving to explore their own artistic expressions, while at the same time responding to the ever changing demands of both the national and international marketplace.

​Through AXIOM, Peter and Phil feel that they are indeed establishing their own special place on the contemporary music scene. When recently asked “What is AXIOM all about and what are you trying to say, musically speaking?” Peter responds, 'As the name implies, this is the self-evident truth in music forus! I grew up playing tunes by Jr. Walker, James Brown, the Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, etc. I love that stuff and always will. Then,. put that together with my affinity for Jazz and Latin music through people such as Miles, Wes, Bird and Jobim. Now I have this fantastic opportunity to express all of that here with AXIOM!” Phil adds, “There's that certain spark of creative spontaneity inherent in all of the music we love and that's what I'd like to think we're achieving in AXIOM. There's a strong element of teamwork here as all the players get the chance to really be involved from performing as well as from a compositional standpoint”.

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MUSIC CONNECTION.- by Scott Yanow I had the pleasure of seeing the up-and-coming electronic jazz group AXIOM at Sasch's in the Valley, a rock club that features fusion groups on Sunday nights. Led by brothers drummer Phil and guitarist Peter Templer, AXIOM features strong originals, funky grooves and excellent solos from its leaders, the tenor sax of Alan Palmer, keyboardistDavid Hayes and the funky electric bassist Ellwood Bowen, who can be quite humorous. AXIOM looks like it has a strong future.

JAZZ TIMES: by Chuck Berg AXIOM is a dynamite little fusion band that will knock your socks off

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