Trevor Salloum is a percussionist, author and teacher who has conducted workshops and performed internationally for over 35 years. Salloum studied music at Notre Dame University, York University, Escuela Nacional de Arte (Cuba) and the Banff Centre. He has studied with some of the great drum masters, including Jim Blackley (Jazz), Armando Peraza, Alex Acuña, Changuito, Enrique Pla, Roberto Vizcaiño, Cutumba, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas (Afro-Cuban), Mohammed Sadek and Michel Merhej Baklouk (Middle Eastern). His studies of percussion have taken him throughout North America, Brazil, Cuba and the Middle East.
He has performed with Armando Peraza, Pat LaBarbera, Phil Nimmons, Gary Williamson, Bob Mclaren, Alex Acuña, Tommy Banks, Jane Bunnett, Campbell Ryga, Ross Taggart, Brad Turner, Henry Young, Jennifer Scott, Laura Crema and Dee Daniels.
Trevor resides in Kelowna and Vancouver, BC and leads several ensembles; most notably Major Mambo, Ritmo Caliente (Latin), The Trevor Salloum Group (Jazz), Altarab (Middle Eastern), Okanagan Dixieland Band and Kalumba (Afo-Cuban Folkloric). In addition to performing and teaching Trevor is the organizer for several concert series in Kelowna including Jazz Nights, Classic Blues Night and Classic Cuban Night.
He is a best selling author with Mel Bay Publications, including Fun with Bongos, The Bongo Book, Bongo Drumming: Beyond the Basics, Afro-Latin Polyrhythms, Afro-Cuban Rhythms Vol. 1 & 2, The Art of Bongo Drumming DVD, The Art of Arabic Drumming DVD, Afro-Cuban Percussion Play-Along, School of Bongo, First Lessons Conga and First Lessons Bongo and The Conga and Bongo Drum in Jazz.