Adam Johnson

Trombone Artist

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

Second Trombonist, Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-E
  • Bell: 336CFB
  • Slide: TBC
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: Custom

Artist Comments

"My custom Edwards trombone is the most consistent, resonant instrument I've ever played. Throughout the dynamic spectrum and across all ranges the sound is pure and the response is flawless. The pros at Edwards are very knowledgeable and they fit my trombone to my exact preferences. I whole-heartedly recommend Edwards instruments to anyone who is serious about reaching their full potential as a trombonist."

Adam Johnson is currently the second trombonist in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (Indiana). He has performed with many other orchestras including substitute work in the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. He holds degrees in music from Yale University and Ball State University. His primary teachers include Scott Hartman and Peter Ellefson. Adam was selected as a participant in the 2007 Alessi Seminar and then again as a Fellow in 2011. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and he currently teaches low brass students in the Fort Wayne area. Adam has played Edwards trombones exclusively since 2008.

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David Taylor’s Winter News

David Taylor has a few things happening this winter. First, he and his Calithumpians (Ron Stabinsky, Moppa Elliot, and Kevin Shea) will be at Roulette on December 7. This concert is presented by Interpretations and will include Dave’s Big Stories for a Small Group. Roulette is at 509 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. There are musicians in this […] more ››

In Their Own Words

David Perkel

"I have been playing Edwards trombones in orchestras, solo recitals, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, and commercial settings for almost twenty years. These instruments allow me to get the sound I desire, are free-blowing, and they have such amazing evenness in all registers. They are, without a doubt, the best trombones I have ever played. Working with Christan to find the best orchestral and jazz horns for me has always been a fantastic experience! He is extremely knowledgeable about each model and has always helped select the horns that suited me best."

David Perkel
Principal Trombonist, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Lead Trombonist, U.S. Navy Band Commodores