Andrew Trim is a guitarist and composer.

Based in the midwest, Trim resides in Milwaukee and splits his time between his home and Chicago performing and collaborating with many of the talented and unique musicians in the region. He has released five records as a leader and has recorded and performed as a sideman with many others.

Hanami, his primary musical project, has released two albums to critical acclaim. The music from their second album "The Only Way to Float Free" on ears&eyes Records was premiered at the Chicago Jazz Festival and the release of the album was partially funded by an artist grant from the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs. The group has been praised for their "personable sound with all kinds of distinguishing marks" (Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm), their "graceful and musical poise" (Paul Acquaro, Free Jazz Collective) and their "innate, organically-generated aesthetic" (Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition).

Trim has performed with musicians such as Charles Rumback, Jason Stein, Mai Sugimoto, Devin Drobka, Kurt Schweitz, Jeremy Cunningham, Dave Miller, Greg Ward, Matt Ulery, Quin Kirchner, Matt Gold, Nate Lepine, Russ Johnson, Jamie Breiwick, Jonathan Greenstein, John Christensen, Chris Madsen, Matt Carroll, James Davis, Dan Thatcher, Danny Meyer, John Tate, Matt Fuller, Aakash Mittal, and many more. He has also performed as a sideman in ensembles such as The Aluminum Group, Rock Falls, Lady Cannon, Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub feat. The Scientist, Meatbute: Chicago's Premier Meatloaf Tribute Band and many more.

When not performing, Trim is an active educator teaching guitar, jazz & improvisation, music theory, and composition lessons. He is currently available for lessons privately and through Maestro Makers, a Milwaukee based lesson organization. Starting in the fall of 2019, he will be joining the excellent music program at the Prairie School in Racine, WI as staff guitar instructor. Trim holds his M.M. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado, a B.A. in Music from Colorado Christian University, and a Certificate from New York University's Summer Jazz Guitar Intensive.


Current Projects:

Dim Lighting - Trio project featuring original material with Kurt Schweitz - Bass and Devin Drobka - Drums. New studio album forthcoming.

Hanami Quartet - Co-led chamber quartet that plays arrangements of various Japanese music. Jason Stein - Bass Clarinet, Mai Sugimoto - Sax, Clarinet and Charles Rumback - Drums.

Criminal Activity - Instrumental rock project with Tony Barba - Sax and Effects, James Davis - Trumpet and Effects, Kurt Schweitz - Electric Bass and Effects, and Matt Carroll - Drums

Trim/Meyer/Rumback - Co-led trio that plays original music and also improvises. Danny Meyer - Sax and Charles Rumback - Drums

Rock Falls - The beautiful music of Annie Reese. Occasionally augmented by Kurt Schweitz - Bass and Matt Carroll - Drums

Recent Recordings:

Dim Lighting - Your Miniature Motion (2016)

Hanami - The Only Way to Float Free (2016)

Hanami - Self Titled (2014)

Dim Lighting - Live (2014)

Trim/Meyer/Rumback - Look at Me, So I Can Get Close to You (2013)

Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub - The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub (2013)