Commons Trio is an ensemble that explores playing Jazz Standards in an original way. Cari Stevens (voice), Ben Levinson (bass) and Jack Doutt (guitar) formed the trio at California Institute of the Arts in 2012, where they are all currently studying music as undergraduates. The three individually hold reverence for both conventional and contemporary jazz. This summation of traditional and modern perspectives gives Commons Trio a unique jazz sound. Commons Trio is an outlet the members use to honor the Great American Song Book while blending in the group’s own characteristics. The trio is applicable to almost all types of events, and as a small group, the trio can add great music to any event in a low-profile manner. See Commons Trio play regularly at Copa Vida Coffee Shop in Old Town Pasadena on Fridays and/or Saturdays.