Surrounded by the thriving Bay Area music scene, Trelawny Rose returned home from middle
school each day eager to delve into her parent's eclectic record collection. She pulled her favorite
albums and sang along side Aretha Franklin, Pink Floyd, Bonnie Raitt, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Recognizing her gift for singing, her mother enrolled her in Jazz Camp West when Trelawny was
twelve years old. Jazz Camp West brought her in touch with life-long mentors, esteemed vocalists
Terrance Kelly, Faye Carol, Madeline Eastman, Rhiannon, and surrounded her with meaningful
ways of self-expression. Trelawny found her voice in the coastal redwoods of Northern California
during these formative years.
At age eighteen, Trelawny joined the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC). In this spectacular
ensemble Trelawny continued to develop as a vocalist. The OIGC repute for its standard of
excellence drove her, and soon pulled Trelawny from the ensemble into the spotlight as a soloist.
During her tenure with OIGC, highlights included performing with Joan Baez at Oakland's
Paramount Theater and opening for Bonnie Raitt at Shoreline Amphitheater where Trelawny's
impassioned solos brought the audience to its feet. Many extraordinary experiences followed -
singing for Bishop Desmond Tutu at Grace Cathedral, performing for Mikhail Gorbachev during
his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, and travel with the choir to Canada, Australia, and Israel
bringing messages of unity through diversity.
In 2003, after completing her BA in Vocal Performance, Trelawny moved to Los Angeles to
work with celebrity vocal coach, Roger Love. The job soon held further significance as she found
herself immersed in the art of the Roger Love Method (RLM(TM)) Trelawny began to focus her
attention on building her own vocal coaching business and the apprenticeship proved invaluable.
He taught her his method, how to diagnose and correct improper technique and then, with his
encouragement, she began to develop her own thriving practice that included young actresses and
vocalists. For the next five years, she focused on the business, gaining experience, confidence and
strength in vocal instruction.
In 2009, she enrolled in a master class on vocal improvisation taught by the incomparable
Rhiannon. The year long course aptly titled "All the Way In," based on work by Bobby McFerrin
and Rhiannon, incorporates techniques such as "Circle Singing" to give the student freedom of
expression as well as connection to themselves and others. She shares these techniques with her
own students, giving them resources to build skills of harmony, rhythm, improvisation and
collaboration. She continues to teach both at the Jazzschool in Berkeley and privately with a
client list that includes many young rising stars.
Recently signed to Patois Records, Trelawny's first release is an extraordinary vocal duet project
with the Washington DC powerhouse, Amikaeyla. In a beautiful tribute to the late singer Eva
Cassidy, the album titled "To Eva With Love," was recorded live to 24 tracks at Kuumbwa Jazz
Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Scheduled for a Fall 2010 release, "To Eva With Love" features stellar
performances by GRAMMY nominated trombonist, Wayne Wallace, GRAMMY nominated
percussionist John Santos, bassist David Belove, guitarist Vince Mellone, pianist Simon
Rochester and David Flores on the drums.
Trelawny has since returned to the San Francisco Bay Area and is working on music for her
upcoming second album. In addition to carefully selected favorites, this release serves as her
debut as a songwriter and solo artist and features outstanding arrangements by Patois Records
producer Wayne Wallace. In her sophomore release, Trelawny will bring to life those early
impressions of her parent's vinyl collection including tunes by Joni Mitchel, Pink Floyd, Kurt
Elling and others into a collection of her original tunes. This upcoming release will experiment by
treating well-loved pop standards with a jazz sensibility to create an exciting solo debut.