Resolve, innovation, and passion define Trevor Anderies’ musical direction. Based in Los Angeles, California, he performs locally and on the international scene with many groups including Slumgum, The Walsh Set Trio, The Jon Armstrong Jazz Orchestra, Dan Rosenboom, Neelamjit Dhillon, The Nigerian Talking Drum Ensemble, and The Trevor Anderies Quintet. Amongst his many teachers have been Joe LaBarbara, Bennie Maupin, Art Lande, Randy Gloss, Paul Romaine, and Larry Koonse. In addition, Trevor has studied Ewe music from Ghanian Master Drummer Alfred Ladzekpo, and Tabla from North Indian Master Swapan Chaudhuri. Trevor has performed and recorded with a wide array of artists including Bennie Maupin, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, Dwight Trible, Art Lande, Hugh Ragin, Ron Miles, Greg Gisbert, Pat Coil, Larry Coryell, Eric Gunnison, and Shunzo Ohno. In addition to being a performer, Trevor has given workshops at various universities including CU Boulder, Denver University, Reed College, Sacramento State, Metro State, Mesa State College, George Mason University, and the University of Reno, Nevada. Trevor has performed his music all around the United States as well as in Italy, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Brussels and Taiwan. Anderies released his debut album, Shades of Truth, in 2013 on Nine Winds Records, and his second album, Promise of a Tree, in 2015 on Orenda Records.
Trevor was selected to participate in the 17th annual IASJ conference in Siena, Italy where students and teachers from 26 countries performed original material. Along with his band Slumgum he was accepted into the JAS (Jazz Aspen Snowmass) Academy summer program led by bassist Christian McBride. He was chosen to play Ewe drums in Sandeep Bhagwati’s interdisciplinary work “Vineland Stelae,” a performance that gathered together some of the greatest musicians from around the world.
Trevor was on the JAS academy faculty for three years. He shares his love of music through private lessons, teaching in the public schools and offering clinics both individually and with his group Slumgum at many elementary, middle and high schools as well as colleges throughout the country.