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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In Their Own Words

Russell McKinney

"The ease of playing my Edwards bass trombone has allowed me to focus on the music and my growth as a musician. It has the most even response and the widest range of color for me to call upon of any instrument I have ever played. Whether I am playing solos or playing in the orchestra, it is the instrument of choice for me."

Russell McKinney
Bass Trombonist, Utah Symphony Orchestra
Director of Low Brass Studies, Horne School of Music at Snow College
Assistant Lecturer of Bass Trombone, Brigham Young University
Music Director, First Presbyterian Church, Salt Lake City