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Sojourne - O My Soul | Sofar Washington, DC

O My Soul - Reconciliation Song Speaking from her biracial black/white background, Trina composed O My Soul and shared it on youtube years before it reappeared as a topic of national conversation. It contains the famous 1965 Civil Rights Quote "My feets is tired, but my soul is rested." The song is on the band's first EP, has since been performed with gospel choir and was performed at the Baltimore War Memorial's Concert for Peace held in response to the Ferguson riots.

Pass It On - Official Music Video, Springwood Productions

This song was birthed out of a need for us to share more of one another's real stories. To help carry the load. Then Ferguson happened. And then Freddie Gray happened at home. We wanted to help heal our city using what we have in our hands to give: our music. So we created a project to nominate and honor people in the city who are doing good. We sought to remind Baltimore of the love and generosity already on its streets; even as the clean-up from painful riots was still taking place. We invited the African dancers from Jubilee Arts of Sandtown to join us.

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About Trina

"Belting out the finest sounds you heard from Baltimore..." - NYC The Deli Magazine Baltimore’s slice of progressive soul. After investing in a handful of borrowed dreams, singer-songwriter-arranger Trina Coleman finally began the work of crafting her own songs in the summer of 2008. A stack of unheard songs soon quietly piled on the piano. Not much changed before August 2011 when an unexpected major surgery, an earthquake, and a hurricane hit within three short weeks. Trina and her husband Zac... more

Pass It On - Project

This song was birthed out of a need for us to share more of one another's real stories. To help carry the load. Then Ferguson happened. And then Freddie Gray happened at home. We wanted to help heal our city using what we have in our hands to give: our music. So we created a project to nominate and honor people in the city who are doing good. We sought to remind Baltimore of the love and generosity already on its streets; even as the clean-up from painful riots was still taking place. We invited the African dancers from Jubilee Arts of Sandtown to join us. These are people sowing art and life into the heart of the very community where our city experienced its loss. Now, as our entire country finds itself needing to listen again to one another's stories and needing to see those who don't look the same as us with true compassion... As our minds and hearts desperately need to know there is still kindness to be found in our streets... This video is a culmination of our Pass It On project. Community members were invited to choose and nominate a Baltimore citizen who inspires others with their selfless acts of kindness. Some of those nominees were delivered a surprise live performance from Sojourne and friends. The event culminated in a featured performance by the Sandtown Community’s Jubilee Arts Foundation who sent their African Dancers to celebrate community in a jam session with Sojourne. Project Summary Page: http://sojourneband.com/passiton/
  • Pass It On - Official Music Video, Springwood Productions

    This song was birthed out of a need for us to share more of one another's real stories. To help carry the load. Then Ferguson happened. And then Freddie Gray happened at home. We wanted to help heal our city using what we have in our hands to give: our music. So we created a project to nominate and honor people in the city who are doing good. We sought to remind Baltimore of the love and generosity already on its streets; even as the clean-up from painful riots was still taking place. We invited the African dancers from Jubilee Arts of Sandtown to join us.

Singer/Songwriter for Sojourne Band

"The finest sounds you heard out of Baltimore" - The Deli Magazine, NYC

Formed in 2012 Sojourne’s blend infuses melodically with a whole lot of thumping, feel-good soul carrying a powerful personal narrative described by Baltimore Magazine as "...smooth and sophisticated jazz/funk." Deli Magazine highlights the vocals, writing "lead vocalist, Trina Coleman, has pipes on par with Sara Bareilles." Trina applies rich melodic lines from her classical training to a framework of jazzy/blues background tones as the vehicle to carry heartfelt lyrics. “Cerebral, emotional, soulful… Conveying layers of feeling” – Hybrid Jazz Radio

Honors:

Finalist Baker Artist Awards
Finalist Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Award
Finalist 2015 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence
Songoftheyear.com Suggested Artist Award
Sound Off Live! Competition Winners

Past Venues:

The 8x10 opened for Grammy Winner Corey Henry | AMP by Strathmore | An Die Musik | Artscape Festival | Baltimore War Memorial | Bertha's Mussels | Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club | Bethesda Fine Arts Fest | Center Stage Theatre | Chesapeake Arts Center | Creative Alliance | Germano's Cabaret | Jim Rouse Theatre | Joe Squared | Metro Gallery | Mobtown Ballroom | Sofar Sounds DC

Allentown JazzFest PA | Andrea Clearfield Salon PA | Comcast Center PA | LAUNCH Music Conf PA | Perkins Arts Center NJ | Shrine Bar NYC

WEAA 88.9FM Baltimore Blend Live Performance & Interview
WYPR 88.1FM NPR Maryland Morning Live Performance & Interview
Hybrid Jazz Radio Interview
Maryland Public Television Artworks

For complete overview: http://sojourneband.com

  • O My Soul - Reconciliation Song | Sofar Washington, DC

    Speaking from her biracial black/white background, Trina composed O My Soul and shared it on youtube years before it reappeared as a topic of national conversation. It contains the famous 1965 Civil Rights Quote "My feets is tired, but my soul is rested." The song is on the band's first EP, has since been performed with gospel choir and was performed at the Baltimore War Memorial's Concert for Peace held in response to the Ferguson riots. In live performance, the song is introduced to the audience with a challenge toward compassion and reconciliation.
  • Mobtown Ballroom EP Release

    Original song based on the story of Rodriguez outlined in the 2012 documentary "Waiting for Sugar Man." Solo performance as part of EP Release Concert at Mobtown Ballroom; August 2013.
  • These Seeds- Sojourne Album Release w/ Quinton Randall

    Edited commercial for These Seeds album release concert at Mobtown Ballroom. Traces part of the band journey through the development of the original song Soar Loser.
  • Charm City Original Soul Concert

    August 2014. A themed concert presented to a crowd over 150 attendees for Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre and hosted by WEAA 88.9 FM's Carla Wills. A night featuring jazz inspired singer/songwriters Mark Meadows, Trina Coleman, and Nikki Lerner. Performance event initiated and produced by Trina Coleman. This concert featured originally composed background vocals with Sojourne. See event recap here: http://sojourneband.com/2014/09/

These Seeds - Full Album

"These Seeds is... a work of art" - The Deli Magazine, NYC

Funded by fans in an Indiegogo campaign, this full length album was completed in fall of 2015. It features 10 original songs including fully composed background vocal and string arrangements by Trina Coleman. Listeners write "stunning and intelligent" "…A cathartic musical experience to engage in many important emotions and process them in a filter of beauty."

Follow the story of this album here: http://sojourneband.com/press/seeds/

Original Songs, Vocals, Strings Written by Trina Coleman
Band Arrangements by Sojourne
Produced, Recorded, Mixed by Mark Williams
Sucker Punch Recording Company
Mastered by Jeff Dykehouse
Photography Katie Van Arendonk
Cover Art Timothy Horjus

Vocals, Keys, Flute, Ukulele: Trina Coleman
Guitar, Banjo: Zachary Coleman
Bass: Timothy Long
Drums, Percussion: Stephen McGrath
Background Vocals: Renata Bass, Phil Kehe
Strings: Sarah Kennedy, Rebekah Newman, David Shumway
Additional Guitar, Ukulele: Mark Williams

Sojourne is Trina Coleman, Zachary Coleman, Timothy Long, Stephen McGrath
©2015 all rights reserved

Charm City Song House

Founded Charm City Song House for aspiring songwriters to meet monthly for collaboration and shared input on lyrical and musical ideas. Members range from Peabody graduate students and music educators to an award-winning jazz composer. This group later birthed an entirely original concert of true stories, community folk art, dance, and original songs/arrangements which was performed as a free concert for several hundred attendees at Faith Christian Fellowship in December 2014. Arranged men's a cappella work, gospel choir piece, and composed an original song as well as directing the choir and acting as co-producer for the event.

  • Charm City Song House

    Founded Charm City Song House for aspiring songwriters to meet monthly for collaboration and shared input on lyrical and musical ideas. Members range from Peabody graduate students and music educators to an award-winning jazz composer.
  • "The Gift of Life" Original Concert

    Charm City Song House birthed an entirely original concert of true stories, community folk art, dance, and original songs/arrangements which was performed as a free concert for several hundred attendees at Faith Christian Fellowship in December 2014. Arranged men's a cappella work, gospel choir piece, and composed/performed an original song as well as directing the choir and acting as co-producer for the event.

Jazz Collaborations

Jazz collaborations with Michael Harris of Ultrafaux and DC's award winning jazz pianist Mark Meadows. Recordings and live performances in Baltimore area venues.
To listen: http://trinabasscoleman.com/performing/jazz/

  • Jazz Collaborations

    Jazz collaborations with Michael Harris of Ultrafaux and DC's award winning jazz pianist Mark Meadows. Recordings and live performances in Baltimore area venues.

Vocal/Instrumental Composing & Arranging

A cappella vocal originals and arrangements for TTBB, SSAA, SSATTB. Instrumental arrangements. Original pieces including a 2013 English and Swahili setting of Zaburi (Psalm) 146 for SAT choir with soloist. Produced and arranged for three inter-disciplinary arts advocacy videos featuring students of Wilde Lake High School in Howard County Public Schools during tenure as choral director.

  • Every Nation - Multi Language for Choir

    Co-composed and conducted a setting of text from Revelation 5 and 7 for gospel choir and soloist. The multi-language refrain was written in call-and-response format with the intent of teaching in congregational worship to serve a diverse congregation. Debuted in 2015 at Faith Christian Fellowship.
  • Zaburi 146 - Swahili and English for Choir

    Composed and conducted piece for "She's My Sister" therapy program for victims of rape in the Congo using text from Psalm 146 in both Swahili and English. Debuted in 2013 at Faith Christian Fellowship. It has since been performed by the Annapolis Area Christian Schools Upper School Choirs and with the Ugandan Children's Choir in 2015.
  • Fine Arts Movies

    Initiated, musically arranged, video edited, and produced collaborative, Inter-Disciplinary Arts Advocacy video presentations at Wilde Lake High School of Howard County Public Schools. Arrangement of John Mayer's "Say What You Need to Say."
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing TTBB Arrangement

    "Lift Every Voice and Sing" TTBB A Cappella arrangement with solo. Debut in 2012 for Black History Month presentation at Wilde Lake High School.

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