Although Mervine’s musical inspirations and influences include Clifford Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and, of course, Clark Terry, Mervine notes that creating his own sound is an important goal. He has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Chie Imaizumi, Maceo Parker, and Roberta Gambarini, among many others. His musical abilities and interests are wide and unbounded by genre. Mervine leads his own groups with whom he creates modern, original works. For the past 8 years, he has been active with Motet, an American funk, Afrobeat and jazz-influenced ensemble. He has also recorded with the students and faculty of the Casablanca Music Center in Morocco.