For this month's art walk, Maven Mercantile will be hosting Seattle-area guitarist, Tristan Gianola. You can find him on November 6 from 6-9pm at 641 SW 152nd St.,
Tristan Gianola is an active guitarist, composer and arranger based in the Seattle area. Prior to joining the Seattle music scene Gianola studied composition, conducting and guitar at Cornish College of The Arts.
A versatile guitarist, Gianola has specialized in rock, country, funk, metal, free improvisation, jazz, progressive, R&B, folk and more. Current bands he plays in include SpiceRack, Beth Fleenor’s Boom Boom Band, Electric Circus, Being John Mclaughlin (tribute to Mahavishnu Orchestra) The Royal Room Wedding Band (The Chancellors). Past projects include Tristan Gianola Quintet, Torture Garden (Tribute to Naked City w/ Wayne Horvitz), Sydnee Ranee Band, Music of Henry Mancini, Music of Barbra Streisand & Karen Carpenter, Scary Music Ensemble, Film Improvisation Ensemble, Spontaneous Rex, Mullet and many more. When he is not performing he keeps busy working alongside Wayne Horvitz at The Royal Room in Columbia City.
As a composer Gianola has composed and arranged for orchestra, big band, wind ensemble, opera, chorus, string quartet, rock bands, various chamber ensembles and more.