Thomas Graves

Thomas is a freelance musician and educator in the Southern Colorado area. Although his primary focus is trumpet and vocal jazz performance, he is knowledgeable in many branches of music including classical trumpet performance, classical vocal performance, music education, audio engineering, jazz history, and improvisation. Thomas is currently obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in music with a Jazz Studies minor.

At CSU-Pueblo, Thomas has performed with almost every ensemble. He has experience as principle chair in jazz band and brass quintet, along with leadership roles in ensembles such as wind ensemble and brass ensemble, in addition to participation in marching band, chamber choir, and jazz choir.

Thomas is a member of the Desert Flower Jazz combo, a jazz group in Pueblo that specializes in private/commercial/educational performance opportunities. Additionally, he has played with Texas-based Ska group Sally Majestic. Thomas also has had the opportunity to perform for church services at the First Presbyterian Church of Pueblo.