Trent Baarspul:

Trent Baarspul is an innovative and talented composer & guitarist. A Portland, Oregon native, Trent spent the years 2007-2015 in Minneapolis/Saint Paul where he performed consistently and toured with many bands from the area. He was a founding member of New Sound Underground and also performed with the Adam Meckler Orchestra, Hustle Rose, Elliott Blaufuss, Mikel Wright & The Wrongs and many, many more. Since returning to Portland, Trent has been performing regularly in Oregon and Washington and is preparing to put together a fresh new group of his own.

His new album ‘Awakenings’ marks his first release as a bandleader. The album features 9 original compositions that cross the threshold of many different jazz and fusion styles, while maintaining the consistency of the emotive melodies and spontaneous improvisations that are indicative of Trent’s music. ‘Awakenings’ was recorded live in the studio in Minneapolis/Saint Paul in 2014 and 2015. His goal was to capture the energy and spontaneity of a live performance in a studio setting, and the album conveys just that.

This show will be the official release of ‘Awakenings’ and will feature many of the musicians who recorded on the album. The night’s band will consist of Jake Baldwin on Trumpet, Nelson Devereaux on Tenor Saxophone, Kevin Gastonguay on Keys, Chris Bates on Upright Bass and Pete Hennig on Drums. This will be be an exciting evening of music to celebrate the music and relationships Trent developed during his well spent years in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.