Recently graduated from Auburn University, Trent received the Kay Reynolds Beaty Scholarship to study piano performance with Dr. Jeremy Samolesky, the second ever double DMA graduate from Eastman School of Music. He also studied jazz with Dr. Michael Pendowski, another Eastman graduate and the composer for the NCAA/Madden football video games. Previously, Trent studied for 10 years under Larisa Morozova, a native of the former Soviet Union where she oversaw over 600 piano students as Director of Musical Operations. Trent is currently on staff as a content creator for the Jazz Piano School.
Trent’s unique playing style has developed from a melting pot of musical influences. Studying the music of composers such as Bill Evans, Stevie Wonder, Jacob Collier, and Frederic Chopin has resulted in a genre-defying blend of piano performance. With a focus on elements such as rhythmic complexity, jazz and classical harmony, and emotional builds/crescendos, Trent’s music appeals to the universal musical mind while offering a sincerely individual contribution.
Trent has played with many groups over the years for a wide variety of events. He was selected as a member of the All-SEC Jazz Ensemble, performing at the SEC legends banquet. He leads a 7 piece funk band called The Magnolia Roots. The group just released their debut album called “Back To School” with 7 original tracks. He also performed for four years with the Auburn University Jazz Band and the “Evans Project” quartet, both led by Dr. Michael Pendowski.
Contact Trent for availability and pricing. He is currently based out of Atlanta, GA.