A trumpeter, composer, producer, and educator known for excelling in both the classical and jazz realms, Thomas Bergeron exemplifies a new breed of 21st century artists.
In addition to being the newest member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Thomas is Principal Trumpet with the Springfield Symphony and leads his own jazz chamber ensemble. He has released two critically-acclaimed jazz albums inspired by the work of Claude Debussy and Olivier Messiaen. Thomas is a frequent Broadway orchestra musician and performs as a sideman with many jazz groups in NYC. He recently concluded a 2-year residency at Carnegie Hall with Ensemble ACJW, and has performed with Vampire Weekend, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, The American Symphony, T-Pain, 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 has held teaching positions at Williams College, Bennington College, Yale, and Amherst College, and is dedicated to sharing music in communities that would not otherwise be able to access it. He teaches inmates at Sing Sing Maximum Security Correctional Facility through Musicambia, is an educational consultant for The Harmony Program in New York City, and 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 Artist. He performs exclusively on Bach Artisan Stradivarius B-flat, E-flat/D, and piccolo trumpets, the Bach Stradivarius Chicago C trumpet, and the Conn Vintage One flugelhorn.