Trevor has been playing guitar since 1982, largely self taught, exploring rock, jazz, world and folk idioms with his award-winning band DISASSEMBLER, and DEVA, whose music has been aired on the BBC TV programmes Real Story and Panorama amongst others. With these bands he toured the UK several times and released six albums, winning best foreign band award with Dissasembler in the Granada Jazz festival 2009. In 2012 he travelled to Kenya to record and produce the album Kodhi together with Kenyan musician Ayub Ogada (1956-2019). Kodhi was released on Long Tale Records in 2015. He has just finished Ayub Ogada's final album called Omera, to be released in 2022 on Long Tale. A duo album together with Peruvian guitarist Abelardo Oquendo Heraud was released in 2013 on 33 Jazz. In 1997 he worked with Indian percussion master Balachandar. In 1994 he co-wrote and performed music for dance/theatre project Company Skin in the acclaimed production 'G is for Gorgeous' in London at the ICA and The Place Theatre. Taught jazz by John Etheridge and John Parricelli he also studied Harmony and Composition at Morley College in London. He has played with Paul Weller, Mark Lockheart, Annie Whitehead, Winston Clifford, Seb Rochford, Oren Kaplan, Count Dubulah, Theo Travis, Nic France, Richard Dudanski and many others.
Winners Granada Festival Jazz Competition (Concurso Internacional de Interpretes de Jazz) Spain 2009
Trevor Warren plays a hand-crafted Clifton guitar, built by Mo Clifton of London, England.
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“Warren's striking themes and rousing arrangements lift it far above the contemporary Euro-jazz throng.” The Guardian
“..a jewel of an album..” Allaboutjazz
(Jazz Granada) 4 out of 5
John Fordham guardian.co.uk, Thursday 18 March 2010 22.20 GMT
Disassembler features the compositions of its guitarist/leader Trevor Warren and the distinctive solo voices of trombonist Annie Whitehead and saxophonist Mark Lockheart. Warren's striking themes and rousing arrangements lift it far above the contemporary Euro-jazz throng. The opening Flicker is a typical piece of Warren teasing, with its curling, long-lined horn melody rolling out over drummer Winston Clifford's fast groove. Flicker's melody-resolution sounds as if it should belong to a much shorter tune �” so the long postponement of its arrival becomes irresistibly fascinating. Reggaeton is a luxurious repeating-note trombone theme punctuated by lazy slurs, driven by a bumping Caribbean groove, and galvanised by a fine Whitehead solo. Pop 2 recalls the swaggering directness of the old Mike Westbrook band, before it unexpectedly turns into a funk hook for the guitar, with Lockheart's soprano sax wrapping round it, in a manner that hints at Miles Davis's In a Silent Way. Spacey low-end tone-poetry for trombone, tenor sax and inventive bassist Dudley Phillips, and the Crusaders-like jive of Great Leap Forward are other standouts on an unusual set, finely balancing quality composition and improv.
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced