Thomas Bergeron and the Trumpet Sale of the Century
On May 4th of this year, Thomas Bergeron, Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet and South Hadley native, traveled to the Vincent Bach plant in Elkhart, IN to test a large selection of trumpets and to choose the best of the best. Less than a week later, on May 9th, Gerry’s Music took up shop at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Meriden, CT to play host to Mr. Bergeron and to offer these instruments for sale, exclusively to our patrons!
It was an amazing day with Mr. Bergeron on hand, assisting customers and helping them to select the perfect Stradivarius. Having this amazing musician on site was a treat for everyone, so we want to tell you a little bit about him, in case you couldn’t join us.
Thomas Bergeron is a trumpeter, composer, producer, and educator known for excelling in both the jazz and classical realms. In addition to playing in his own hybrid jazz ensemble and performing with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Thomas performs as a sideman with jazz groups in NYC and plays with the Atlantic Brass Quintet.
In addition to playing music, Mr. Bergeron is also an educator who is dedicated to sharing music with people who otherwise may not have access. 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. Mr. Bergeron has held teaching positions at Williams College, Bennington College, Yale, and Amherst College and holds two advanced degrees from Yale. Mr. Bergeron is a Conn-Selmer Artist, performing on Bach Artisan Stradivarius Bb and Eb/D trumpets, the Bach Stradivarius Chicago C trumpet, and the Conn Vintage One flugelhorn.
For more information about Thomas Bergeron, please visit his website.
If you missed this incredible event, don’t fret! We’ve got a small selection of these hand chosen trumpets available at the store, so please let us know if we can show you any of the Bach Stradivarius beauties we have left.