Player Bio's

Nicolas Thomson is a freelance musician based in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently under the tutorage of Jason Redman, Principal Trombone of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, where Nicolas is also a casual trombonist. Nicolas currently holds the principal trombone position for the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the bass trombone position Empty Chair Project Big Band; and has held various principal positions in the QLD Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Concertos Orchestra, Wind Orchestras, Big Band, and The Con Artists for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Nicolas has been invited by Harvest Rain to perform in their productions of Hairspray (2013), Oklahoma (2013) and Guys and Dolls and Cats (2014) at the QLD Performing Arts Centre. Earlier in 2012 Nicolas had the opportunity to perform with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra in the Northern Territory for a special outdoor charity event.  In 2013 and 2015, Nicolas attended the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp, in which he was taught by some of Australia’s finest musicians. Nicolas most recently took part in the AYO’s February season for The Flying Dutchman, as principal trombone. Next year Nic will also depart across Europe and Asia with the Australian Youth Orchestra international tour as principal trombone.

Nicolas Thomson is a freelance musician based in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently under the tutorage of Jason Redman, Principal Trombone of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, where Nicolas is also a casual trombonist. Nicolas currently holds the principal trombone position for the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the bass trombone position Empty Chair Project Big Band; and has held various principal positions in the QLD Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Concertos Orchestra, Wind Orchestras, Big Band, and The Con Artists for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Nicolas has been invited by Harvest Rain to perform in their productions of Hairspray (2013), Oklahoma (2013) and Guys and Dolls and Cats (2014) at the QLD Performing Arts Centre. Earlier in 2012 Nicolas had the opportunity to perform with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra in the Northern Territory for a special outdoor charity event. In 2013 and 2015, Nicolas attended the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp, in which he was taught by some of Australia’s finest musicians. Nicolas most recently took part in the AYO’s February season for The Flying Dutchman, as principal trombone. Next year Nic will also depart across Europe and Asia with the Australian Youth Orchestra international tour as principal trombone.

<strong>Jamie Kennedy</strong> is a freelance trombone player and teacher in Brisbane, Australia. He primarily plays orchestral and chamber music, and has also been known to moonlight as a sackbut player, but only to pay the bills. He enjoys teaching students of all ages, and is currently PhD candidate at <a href="https://www.griffith.edu.au/music/queensland-conservatorium" target="_blank">Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University</a>. His research interests centre around the social psychology of music performance and education, including topics such as motivation and learning through social participation in performance

Jamie Kennedy is a freelance trombone player and teacher in Brisbane, Australia. He primarily plays orchestral and chamber music, and has also been known to moonlight as a sackbut player, but only to pay the bills. He enjoys teaching students of all ages, and is currently PhD candidate at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. His research interests centre around the social psychology of music performance and education, including topics such as motivation and learning through social participation in performance

<strong>Chris Thomson</strong> is a Brisbane-based freelance musician. He has been involved with many performances and tours around Australia, and internationally, as an Australian delegate to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, performing at the 2015 SliderAsia festival in Hong Kong, and at Carnegie Hall during the 2017 New York International Music Festival. 
As a recent graduate of <a href="https://www.griffith.edu.au/music/queensland-conservatorium" target="_blank">Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University</a>, he studies with Queensland Symphony Orchestra Principal Trombone Jason Redman, and ELISION Ensemble member, and contemporary musician, Benjamin Marks. Locally, he has been involved with performances with the Australian Art Orchestra, he performs regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and is currently principal trombone of the Australian Discovery Orchestra, based in Melbourne. Christopher is involved with several local groups, such as the Allan Brown Big Band, the Steely Dan tribute band Night by Night, and the Queensland Trombone Quartet, of which he is a founder.

Chris Thomson is a Brisbane-based freelance musician. He has been involved with many performances and tours around Australia, and internationally, as an Australian delegate to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, performing at the 2015 SliderAsia festival in Hong Kong, and at Carnegie Hall during the 2017 New York International Music Festival. As a recent graduate of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, he studies with Queensland Symphony Orchestra Principal Trombone Jason Redman, and ELISION Ensemble member, and contemporary musician, Benjamin Marks. Locally, he has been involved with performances with the Australian Art Orchestra, he performs regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and is currently principal trombone of the Australian Discovery Orchestra, based in Melbourne. Christopher is involved with several local groups, such as the Allan Brown Big Band, the Steely Dan tribute band Night by Night, and the Queensland Trombone Quartet, of which he is a founder.

<Strong>Jake Mirabito</Strong> is a freelance bass trombone player and teacher in Brisbane, Australia. His primary focus is on orchestral studies but is often found sitting in Jazz Orchestras. He loves teaching brass and piano students of all ages and has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Hons. degree at the <a href="https://www.griffith.edu.au/music/queensland-conservatorium" target="_blank">Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University</a>. Jake is passionate about contemporary classical and contemporary jazz music and is regularly found in the Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra who dedicate themselves to playing new works by Australian composers.

Jake Mirabito is a freelance bass trombone player and teacher in Brisbane, Australia. His primary focus is on orchestral studies but is often found sitting in Jazz Orchestras. He loves teaching brass and piano students of all ages and has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Hons. degree at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Jake is passionate about contemporary classical and contemporary jazz music and is regularly found in the Enthusiastic Musician’s Orchestra who dedicate themselves to playing new works by Australian composers.