Smooth Jazz Trumpet Player Tony Guerrero of Orange County, California
Trumpet Player Tony Guerrero, who began playing trumpet at the age of nine, was born in Newport Beach, California and grew up in Santa Ana, California. Due to the early inspiration of his junior high music teacher, Mark Takeuchi, Tony Guerrero fell in love with music and began to pursue it as a life-long passion.
Tony's career as a noted jazz recording artist began with the release of his first CD TIARA in 1988. This debut recording project introduced the world to his flugelhorn sound and his writing. The disc featured the talents of special guests Grant Geissman, Phil Keaggy, Max Bennett, Merry Clayton, Denny Correl and more, and gained national airplay on the strength of the hit "L.A.'d". Tony began his first forays into the touring world at this time, playing to new audiences around the country.
From 1999 until 2010, Tony served as the Director of Creative Arts (Music Director) for Saddleback Church (Rick Warren, pastor) where he oversaw hundreds of musicians, singers and artists in everything from weekly worship services to concerts and various church productions. In 2005 & 2006, Saddleback Church premiered a large scale musical theater production of The Journey, a Christmas musical co-written by Tony, and 2007 saw a new original production called "The Christmas Station." He is frequently asked to speak on various aspects of church music in conferences and at churches around the world.
As an author, Tony has written monthly articles for Worship Leader Magazine and has published his own book entitled Attracting Quality Musicians.
As a jazz trumpet player, Tony is particularly drawn to play along books. Tony uses a lacquer finished Yamaha Professional Model Xeno Trumpet and a Yamaha16C4 trumpet mouthpiece. Tony's flugelhorn is a Professional Model 8315G Yamaha Flugelhorn and he prefers a Getzen 3C flugelhorn mouthpiece to complete this set-up. Regarding the Yamaha brand, Tony states, "While I've had a relationship with them for years and have tried other horns I like, I've never found any I like better and have turned down offers to endorse other brands." You can read Tony's recent article Doubling on Flugelhorn in the educational articles section of The Woodwind & Brasswind Store online!
Tony Guerrero Discography At CD Universe
To contact Tony Guerrero ... you can visit Tony's website at TonyGuerrero.com and email him off his website.