Adam Rainey

Bass Trombone Artist

Adam Rainey

Adam Rainey

Bass Trombonist, Kansas City Symphony

Instrument Specs

  • Model: B502-I

Artist Comments

"With its rich sound, freedom and versatility, the Edwards bass trombone is my clear choice. It is the best trombone I've ever played."

Adam Rainey, a Kentucky native, joined the Kansas City Symphony as bass trombonist at the beginning of the 2014-15 season. In 2012, Adam made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra playing Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream under the baton of Bernard Haitink. Later that year he recorded John Williams' Fanfare for Fenway with the Boston Pops under the baton of Williams in celebration of the first centennial of Fenway Park. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, and Vermont Symphony. Attendance at summer festivals has included the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Adam received both his Bachelor's and Master's of Music degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, under the instruction of Douglas Yeo and James Markey. Additionally, he has studied with Norman Bolter, Mark Gaal, Steve Lange, Peter Norton, and Toby Oft. Adam received Second Prize at the 2011 Zellmer-Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition and was a finalist at the International Trombone Association's Edward Kleinhammer Competition.

Latest Blog Post

2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26.┬áThis four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Steve Wiest

"The Excalibur version of the T302 is simply the best jazz trombone that I've ever played! It has a wonderfully warm tone, but is capable of cutting right across an entire big band when necessary.

"Add to that an overtone series that slots beautifully and you get what I believe to be the best jazz trombone on the market!"

Steve Wiest
Jazz Artist, Composer, & Arranger
Jazz Professor, University of North Texas
Interim Director, One O'Clock Lab Band