On his debut album on Prophone Thomas Hultén mostly plays his own tunes but also jazz standards such as Bluesette och Stardust.
Thomas Hultén, trombone; Steve Brown, trumpet; Danny Wilson, trumpet; Pamela York, piano; Mike Nase, guitar; David Craig, bass; Joel Fulgham, drums and others.
The Swedish trombone player Thomas Hultén is the principal trombonist of the Houston Grand Opera/Houston Ballet and an Affiliate Artist at the Moore’s School of Music at the University of Houston. Thomas started playing at the age of ten in the local Salvation Army Band in his hometown of Katrineholm, Sweden. After completing his military service with the Swedish Army Band in 1984, he studied trombone performance at the Gothenburg Conservatory. After graduating he won a position with the Bohus Big Band, one of Sweden’s two professional big bands. In 1990 Thomas became a member of the Hässlö Brass Ensemble (later re-named Messing Around), a full-time brass ensemble, along with being Principal trombone of the Västerås Sinfonietta. He was also a sought-after freelance player, and has performed with the Gothenburg Symphony, the Gothenburg Opera, the Helsingborg Symphony, the Norrköping Symphony, Stavanger (Norway) Symphony and the Trondheim (Norway) Symphony.
Since moving to Houston, Texas, in 1997 he has performed with Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Patti Austin, Johnny Mathis, Michael Bolton, the Moody Blues, the Temptations, the Four Tops and the O’Jays.
Thomas also teaches low brass at the Houston Baptist University and the Houston Community College, as well as directs the jazz ensemble at the Tomball College.