dp3 is an Atlanta-based quartet integrating the genres of jazz, groove music, and improvisation. dp3 is primarily a live band with all-original and frequently improvised music as well as composing/performing soundtracks.


dp3 started in 2004 as a project to incorporate electronic effects over standard jazz trio arrangement (trumpet, bass and drums). Originally intended to be a "wall of sound", dp3 began writing more jazz-oriented material.

Within a few months, dp3 added former Changelings violinist Paul Mercer who brought an array of electronic textures and middle-eastern styles to the band. The band has since evolved into improvised music featuring solid drum and bass grooves with sonic atmospheres and memorable melodies.

dp3 has also performed live in the PushPush Theater with Collective Works for "aWake with Robert Anton Wilson" and has also scored the soundtrack for "The Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra" released by Kino Video on their Avant-Garde 2 DVD collection.

dp3 is often accompanied by Atlanta hip-hop freestylist Zano, as well as a number of other guest musicians. This flexibility allows the quartet to offer the audience a diverse musical experience that bands rarely offer.


2005 - Live at Eyedrum
2006 - Live at The Five Spot

These can be purchased at CDbaby.com, Apple iTunes, eMusic.com, and other online sites.

Set List

Our set list consists of original and frequently improvised music. Song lengths usually range from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on number of guest musicians involved in improvising. We are not, and never will be, a cover band.