Trevor Whitridge has been active as a professional trumpet and piano player in Vancouver since 2013. After moving to Vancouver from San Francisco in 2006, he began to make his way into the Vancouver music scene, playing in various bands as a sideman before eventually leading his own groups.
His first paid gig was at age 13 with Too Big to Care, a community marching band led by jazz bassist Sean Cronin. Trevor later played with the group at the Vancouver Folk Festival. When a change in leadership resulted in Too Big to Care becoming The Drive Street Band, he continued to gain experience at festivals and events with the new band, even performing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Another highlight of his early music career was being featured on trumpet at the 2009 Juno Awards. In 2012, while in Grade 11, he earned a spot in the top Capilano University jazz big band. Trevor went on to study there after high school, completing his bachelor’s degree in 2018.
Trevor is currently a busy leader and sideman in Vancouver, performing a variety of music styles such as jazz, funk, Latin and pop. He has led his own groups at the Cellar Jazz Club, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival, Jazz Vespers church services, and various swing dances in Vancouver. He regularly plays on sessions and has recorded with Casey MacGill, David Graff and Mike Allen’s Space Elevator band. Trevor also teaches trumpet and piano privately and is an instructor for Organic Music Lessons.