Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
A trumpeter, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator known for excelling in both the jazz and classical realms, Thomas Bergeron exemplifies a new breed of 21st century artists.
Thomas’ jazz chamber ensemble has released two critically-acclaimed albums inspired by the work of Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen. His imminent third release features music of Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Liszt, Takemitsu, and original compositions.
In addition to composing and performing with his own ensemble, Thomas is a member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Principal Trumpet with the Springfield Symphony, and an in-demand classical and jazz freelancer. He is an alumnus of Carnegie Hall’s resident Ensemble Connect, and has performed with T-Pain, Vampire Weekend, Gabriel Kahane, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The American Symphony, The Temptations, Idina Menzel, Judy Collins, Jon Irabagon, Arlo Guthrie, Ernie Watts, and the Radio City Christmas Orchestra, among others. His network television appearances include Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and CBS This Morning.
Thomas is currently on the applied music faculty at Tufts University and teaches instrumental music at Brimmer and May. He has held teaching positions at Williams College, Bennington College, Yale, and Amherst College. Thomas has also taught the inmates at Sing Sing Maximum Security Correctional Facility through Musicambia, worked as an educational consultant for The Harmony Program in New York City, and was an inclusive learning teaching artist with VSA Massachusetts.
He holds two advanced degrees from Yale, where he won the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition and received the John Swallow Award for excellence in brass playing. He also holds a Business Management degree from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.
Thomas is a Conn-Selmer Endorsement Artist. He performs exclusively on Bach Artisan Stradivarius Bb, Eb/D, and piccolo trumpets, the Bach Stradivarius Chicago C trumpet, and the Conn Vintage One flugelhorn.
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