Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Atlantic Brass Quintet
A trumpeter, composer/arranger, and music educator in both the classical and jazz idioms, Thomas Bergeron is part of a new breed of emerging 21st century artists.
Critics called Thomas’ debut jazz album, based on the piano music of Claude Debussy, “a first class listening record” that “invites extended listening”. His follow up album, a Messiaen-inspired jazz album featuring Becca Stevens, is due out in the Fall of 2014.
Thomas is currently a trumpeter with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, and is a teaching artist fellow at The Academy, a program of Juilliard and Carnegie Hall. He is a member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Principal Trumpet with the Springfield Symphony and has performed with with Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Temptations, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, the Radio City Christmas Orchestra, and Vampire Weekend, among others. He has performed on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and can be heard on the Merge, Daywood Drive, Naxos, Bridge, Koch, and Helicon record labels.
Thomas has held teaching positions at Williams College, Bennington College, Yale, and Amherst College. He holds two degrees from Yale, as well as a a business management degree from UMass Amherst.
As a composer, Thomas' work has been premiered in Carnegie Hall, and has been performed in concert halls throughout the US. His music has also been featured on numerous NPR programs.
Thomas plays a Bach Stradivarius Artisan Series Bb Trumpet in Silver and a Bach Chicago Series Stradivarius C Trumpet in Silver. He also occasionally plays his 1935 vintage New York Bach Stradivarius Bb trumpet.