Trevor is from Bend, Oregon where he grew up enjoying the outdoors, caring for the goats on his family farm, and honing his skills in the performing arts. He’s had a passion for music from a young age, and would fall asleep to the sound of his parents practicing cello and piano. Eventually, he picked up violin and cello to study classical music. In middle school, he was handed a bass to play in the jazz band and never looked back. Trevor won several individual and ensemble awards as a Sisters High School student from 2009-2012, and performed on the main stage of the Reno Jazz Festival in 2010.
His college jazz studies were guided by bassist Ken Walker at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. Trevor studied with some of Denver’s finest performers and educators, including Lynn Baker, Eric Gunnison, Alan Hood and Mike Marlier. It was here that he performed in several projects as a sideman and as a band leader at venues including Dazzle Denver and the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Upon graduation, Trevor moved to Boston for work and continued playing music. He performed at Wally’s Café Jazz Club, the Beehive, Berklee Performance Center and the Lilypad. In 2016, Trevor was a second place finalist in the Ron Carter Jazz Bassist competition as part of the run-up to the Detroit Jazz Festival. As a finalist, he performed at some of Detroit’s historic jazz clubs such as Cliff Bell’s and the Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
In 2018, Trevor moved to Seattle to attend business school and be closer to family. He has performed with several of Seattle’s top musicians including Alex Dugdale, Max Holmberg, Marina Albero, Jacqueline Tabor and members of the Jazz Fellowship. Trevor continues to contribute to Seattle’s vibrant Jazz community through music composition and performance.