Described as a "gifted guitarist and composer" (The Whole Note), Graham Campbell is a versatile musician based in Toronto.
He studied with jazz great David Baker in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, and earned a Masters in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto. He has performed at the Festival of the Sound, The Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, The Montreal Chamber Music Festival, and many others throughout North America, appearing with notable musicians such as jazz pianist Gene DiNovi, genre-bending violinist Mark Fewer, and jazz vocalist/pianist Laila Biali. He performs regularly with psychedelic Brazilian rock band Os Tropies, reggae band The Human Rights, Brazilian singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan, and multi-instrumentalist Emilyn Stam.
Graham has composed and arranged for big band, string quartet, symphony orchestra, and chamber ensembles of all sizes. His compositions and arrangements have appeared in films and been performed at festivals across North America. He is an artistic producer for Spectrum Music, a composers collective that creates and presents new works that fuse classical, jazz, pop, and world music. Much of his original work is featured on his album As You Near Me, a collaboration with clarinetist and father James Campbell released in 2013 on Marquis Classics. He recently completed a commission for the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival in honour of their 15th anniversary, which premiered in August. In 2019, he also formed a new trio performing traditional and modern Brazilian music.
Graham is passionate about music education, bringing music to public schools with organizations such as Strings Across The Sky, The Colours Of Music Festival, and the Festival of the Sound, and teaching privately.
See Graham Campbell live at SweetWater 2019.
Mozart for Munchkins Saturday September 21, 2019 FREE ADMISSION
Harmony Centre, Owen Sound, ON 10:30 a.m.
Saturday Late Night Jazz After Hours Once Again Saturday, September 21, 2019
Heartwood Hall, Owen Sound, ON 9 :15 p.m.