As an assembly of instrumentalists, the TOaG Quartet is an Oakland-based musical organization inspired by the many lineages of improvisation and groove. Striving to be honest to who we are, where we have been, and where we hope to go, we pay homage to the work of our elders - who laid the groundwork upon which we stand - while aspiring to spark the mind with truth, and move the spirit with groove. Alongside the tireless service of community music educators, TOaG also works to support arts education by curating jazz clinics for young students, creating a positive space for musical exchange between professionals and pupils.
Under the leadership of Benjamin Lee, The TOaG Quartet is dedicated to producing hard-hitting original jazz, honoring our musical roots, and supporting arts education.
Ricky Carter - Drums
DV Wright - Guitar, Live Effects
Matt Kelly - Trumpet
Benjamin Lee - Upright and Electric Bass, Sampler