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 (Parry Sound, ON), 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, and Brazilian singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan.
Graham has composed and arranged for big band, string quartet, symphony orchestra and chamber ensembles of all sizes. 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. Many of his original compositions are featured on As You Near Me, a collaboration with clarinettist and father James Campbell released in 2013 on Marquis Classics. 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. He bikes around town – rain or shine – teaching private guitar and piano lessons.
Graham Campbell gave acclaimed concerts on STI’s Majestic Rhine Cruise from Amsterdam to Zurich in 2019. We look forward to his next tour with STI!