Trevor Coleman (keys and trumpet) – Composer / Musician from New Zealand, he is a 3 times Emmy Award nominated composer and has composed and produced over 100 soundtracks since 2000.
His orchestral/electronic film score for the multi-award winning Equator series, is one example of his music that has earned him international acclaim.
He was selected for principal trumpet in the National Youth Orchestra, solo cornet in the National Youth Brass Band, as pianist for the National Youth Jazz Big Band and was actively engaged in the jazz, rock and experimental music scenes of Dunedin and Wellington during the 1970s and early 80s.
He was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, where, alongside studies in jazz piano and composition.
From 1985-2000 he was based in Germany, performing jazz throughout Europe with the Trevor Coleman Group and other ensembles including 15 years with the music comedy group Mark’n’Simon & the Professor. From 1992-2000 he was engaged as resident composer, musical director and performer for the Choreographisches Theater (dance-theatre) in Freiburg and Bonn. Relocating to Dunedin in 2000, he worked for 13 years composing film music worldwide, receiving 3 Emmy nominations for his documentary scores, and has continued performing jazz and improvised music. From 2013 he undertook a Doctorate in Musical Arts.