Mario Guarneri is our special guest in this episode of our trumpet podcast. Mario teaches trumpet at the San Francisco Conservatory and has held positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the L.A. Chamber Orchestra. Mario is also active in jazz performing regularly with his quartet and has 4 albums released to date. Mario is the founder and president of Berp & Company, producer of practice aids and accessories for brass musicians. He also founded the nonprofit Jazz in the Neighborhood that seeks to bring live jazz to the community.