Jérôme Naulais (born 1951) is a French trombonist and composer.
Born in 1951 into a family of musicians, he began studying music at the age of six.
He obtained his first prizes of violin and double bass at the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt before starting the study of the trombone and obtaining the first medal of solfège (1970) and a first prize for trombone (1971) at the Conservatoire de Paris.
First soloist with the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France (from 1974 to 1976) and the Concerts Colonne (from 1975 to 1982), he has been, since its creation in 1976, soloist of the Ensemble intercontemporain directed by Pierre Boulez.
He devotes a significant part of his activity to teaching. After having taught trombone at the music schools of Antony, Fresnes, Sèvres and the École Nationale de Musique de Ville-d’Avray as well as in international academies (France, Belgium, Japan), he is now Director of the École de Musique du Club Musical de la Poste de Paris of which he was also the director of the concert band. He was also director of the Music School of Bonneuil-sur-Marne from 1980 to 1998.
He has participated in numerous studio and concert recordings with major international variety stars as a trombonist and arranger. (Charles Aznavour, Harry Belafonte, Marlène Dietrich, Gilbert Bécaud, Shirley Bassey, etc.).
Very early on, he moved into composition by writing works for chamber music, concert bands and symphony orchestras. Some of his works have been presented in Japan, USA, Canada and various European countries.
For his sixtieth anniversary, the Éditions Marc Reift (EMR) produced 7 CDs in 2011 dedicated to the work of Jérôme Naulais (Jérôme Naulais Portrait Volume 1 to 7 with the Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, the Marc Reift Orchestra, le Fun & Easy Band and the Prague Festival Orchestra directed by Marc Reift [fr]). A series bearing his name has also been published and includes more than 500 titles.
- 1999: Le vent des helices, for five trumpets and orchestra
- Dany boy, for string orchestra
- Divertimento Nº1, for string orchestra
- Donna, Donna, for orchestra
- Latitudes, for orchestra
- Salvador de Bahia, for string orchestra