Adam Thomas is a Trombonist, Composer and Arranger.
Adam recently graduated in 2023 with a Masters in Performance from the Royal College of Music in London with Lindsay Shilling, Byron Fulcher, and Richard Edwards. Previously, he studied both Classical and Jazz trombone at the University of North Texas(UNT) with Tony Baker and Nick Finzer.
Since arriving in London, Adam has performed with Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, and numerous student and amateur orchestras in London. Adam frequently performs with his jazz groups and has played in many historic venues in London including the Spice of Life, Pizza Express, and the Bull’s Head.
Previously, Adam has attended Eastern Music Festival, Brevard Jazz Music Festival, Music Academy International, and the Georgia trombone Summit.
Adam’s love for all genres of music led him to pursue all opportunities beginning in the 6th grade. As a High School Student he studied under Dr. Mark Foster and Dr. Brandon Slocumb. He participated in Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame’s Saturday classes and The Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as State of Alabama’s All-State ensembles in Jazz, Orchestra, and Band. He was selected for the NAfME 2014 All-National Jazz band and the NAfME 2016 All-National Orchestra.
At the UNT, Adam earned two undergraduate degrees in four years, a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and a Bachelor of Music in Performance. While at UNT, Adam made the most of his opportunities as a member of many ensembles including Latin Jazz band, the 2 O’clock Lab band, UNT Concert Orchestra, UNT Opera, UNT U-Tubes and UNT Trombone Consortium. Highlights of Adam’s time at UNT include being part of the North Texas Trombone Consortium that won the 2021 Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition and the UTubes that won the 2021 Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble.
As a Composer and Arranger Adam’s work has been played at UNT by the UTubes Jazz Trombone ensemble.
Adam has compiled eight of his original songs and created his first album, Walkin Thru.