Principal Trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
"The new Yamaha Thomas Hooten trumpet mouthpiece is something I use everyday in my job at the LA Philharmonic. It allows me to be as diverse as I need to be from Copland or Mahler to John Williams. Once again Yamaha has created a tool for trumpet players that is consistent and even throughout the range. I recommend this mouthpiece to anyone that is looking for a full bodied orchestral sound that not only has depth but also enough color to help project in any situation."