Los Angeles, USA
Dexter Story is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, songwriter, producer, and music director.
Named after the jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon, Story was raised in a music-friendly household taking music theory, guitar and piano at an early age and eventually fronting and touring in local Los Angeles bands by age 14. After earning an undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and performing with a diverse array of musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Ravi Coltrane and Ernie Watts, Story also worked in multiple facets of the music industry enjoying 15 years at the epicenter of popular music culture.
Story collaborates regularly with composer/producer/DJ Carlos Niño as co-founder of the breakthrough experimental production team The Life Force Trio and has toured, performed and/or recorded with Sa-Ra, Quadron, Madlib’s Yesterday’s New Quintet, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Dwight Trible, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Mocky, Sam Barsh, Steve Spacek, The Long Lost (Daedelus’ and Laura Darling’s duet), Build An Ark, Rumer Willis, Kamasi Washington, Gaslamp Killer, Nick Rosen, Kelis, and Les Nubians among others.
He released his debut spiritual soul album “Seasons” in February 2013 featuring a who’s-who of underground and international talent and directed the Wattstax Revisited concert at Grand Performances.