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.

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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

Frank Gulino

"Playing Edwards trombones has benefited me tremendously as both a performer and a composer. Not only does my Edwards provide me with the finest playing experience available, but the outstanding flexibility and other characteristics of the horn continue to inform my writing for the instrument. I look forward to writing for the trombone for a very long time, due in no small part to Edwards having redefined the musical possibilities for this instrument."

Frank Gulino
Composer and Bass Trombonist, Arlington, VA