Concerts at One - Thomas Bergeron

November 12, 2015

Concerts at One provides the Lower Manhattan community with the finest professional vocal and instrumental performances of emerging and established artists and features a diversity of music styles, from jazz to classical. The series provides a weekly musical respite for neighborhood residents, downtown workers, tourists, and music lovers.

This week:
“Sacred Feast”
Thomas Bergeron Jazz Sextet

Trumpet master Thomas Bergeron's genre-bending creativity impressed critics with his new album "Sacred Feast," which reimagines the music of Olivier Messiaen. For this performance he brings a nine-piece ensemble, combining a jazz quintet with a classical string quartet. In addition to his own hybrid jazz chamber ensemble, Thomas Bergeronperforms as a sideman with many jazz groups in New York City, is a member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, and is principal trumpet with the Springfield Symphony. He recently concluded a two-year residency at Carnegie Hall with Ensemble ACJW, and has performed with Vampire Weekend, 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. As an educator, Bergeron is dedicated to sharing music in communities that would not otherwise be able to access it. He currently teaches inmates at Sing Sing Maximum Security Correctional Facility through Musicambia and is an educational consultant for The Harmony Program in New York City. Thomas has held teaching positions at Williams College, Bennington College, Yale, and Amherst College.

Music, Music