Named one of Canada’s Best Jazz Musicians Under 35 by the CBC in 2017, Trevor Giancola continues to perform and tour as a guitarist, band leader and educator. Trevor’s first album Fundamental (2016) has been described as “one of the most assured and interesting jazz albums of the year, with an incredible cast of supporting musicians” (cbcmusic.com), and his “deep feelings for music are obvious in the breadth and emotional resonance he brings... playing with innate grace and beautiful, loping lines, Giancola plays wise beyond his years” (Da Gama, WholeNote Magazine). Trevor’s second release, Sonnet 18, on TQM Records was released in the fall of 2019 and features Seamus Blake on saxophone, Rick Rosato on bass, and Adam Arruda on drums. The album was very well received by peers and critics alike with WholeNote Magazine praising Trevor for his, “intelligent compositions, and [for being] the tie that binds the music together, playing with clarity, intelligence and [an] enviable tone, from the album’s most sensitive moments to its most aggressive.” Notably, Trevor has shared the stage with Seamus Blake, John Abercrombie, Donny McCaslin, and many other Canadian artists, namely Sophie Milman, Phil Dwyer, Mike Murley, Kelly Jefferson, Allison Au, Tia Brazda, and John Macleod. Currently, Trevor is completing a Master’s Degree in Music Composition at York University and is part of the Music Faculty at Humber College.
Peter Harris Guitar Award
This jazz guitar trio is top shelf single malt. They just play wonderfully. Playing for the joy of playing—-what a concept! Well done. Chris Spector – Midwest Record This superb Toronto-based trio features Trevor’s fantastic Guitar, with Neil Swainson on Acoustic Bass and Adam Arruda on Drums, and they KICK it … even on the slower pieces, there is some fundamentally VOLCANIC jazz action going on here! This trio is one of the best I’ve listened to (yet) in 2016. Dick Metcalf – Improvijazzation Nation
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced