The Gazebo began in the summer of 2008. In the Midwestern United States, three jazz musicians decided to experiment with psychedelic sounds and music. For two years, The Gazebo hurdled through the heavy-rock music scene and toured extensively. After a drastic line-up change and new, thoughtful approach to making intellectual music, their first album, "Lawn Structures" was released towards the end of 2010. After settling on a more jazz-driven and conceptual style of storytelling, the band released their second official recording during the start of 2012, an EP, "(t)here."
The Gazebo's philosophy on music has always been to promote intellectual and artistic sounds without bending under the pressures of a modern industry. The band currently consists of principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Edward Bean, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Williams, and guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Henryk Kress. The Gazebo is known for putting on eccentric, yet always enjoyable shows, often employing a backing band and utilizing complex story arcs that are woven between all of their songs.
All of their members are classically and jazz trained musicians who are currently studying music intensely at universities in Ohio and New York. Their unique sound is a derivative of classical training in composition and counterpoint as well as jazz performance techniques. The Gazebo hopes to help bring back the emphasis on the composition and performance techniques in the music scene and focus less on what is deemed popular. Their artistic ideologies align with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sun Ra, Talking Heads, and many, many more.