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Daily Inspiration: Meet Trevor Turla

Today we’d like to introduce you to Trevor Turla.

Trevor, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
Music has always interested me. My parents had and still have a phenomenal eclectic taste in music and shared many different styles with me. When I was eight years old, I started playing the bagpipes. This was my first true passion and my first medium for music. In 6th grade, I started in school band, and trombone was my instrument of choice. Fast forward to college where I attended the UMKC Conservatory of music, pursuing a degree in jazz studies. While attending school, I started to play professionally in the KC area, and when I graduated music became my full-time profession.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I have been fortunate and privileged in many ways over the years, but I would not necessarily say it was a smooth road. As with any journey, there were bumps. Not having enough money to record. Needing to figure out a vehicle for a tour. Having to come out of pocket to fairly pay the musicians you hired. Being able to overcome and conquer these obstacles is a big part of being a musician.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a musician/trombonist/singer that brings a certain energy. In many ways, that is all any musician is. If you want MY energy and MY sound than I am really the only one to call. That is what sets me apart, but that is what sets all of us apart. I am most proud of my self-titled project, which is also my newest project. We will be recording a six-track EP this July, and it feels like this is the first time I will truly be capturing myself in the sound.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
People can work, collaborate, and support me by hiring one or more of the projects I am in for their shows and events.


  • Minimum $100 per musician for a 2 hour performance.

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Ben McBee Photography

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