Tom Crown is featured in a new interview in the Chicago Federation of Musicians "Intermezzo" magazine for July/August 2021.

You can download the complete issue here !

Congratulations Tom!!!

3 Trumpets Masking - Sanae Komata, Pedro Henrique, Friedemann Immer

Jay Friedman, Principal Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, visiting to test out new mutes.

“The new Tom Crown mute factory is a state of the art mute making facility and should continue to make Crown mutes the leader of the industry. I have used them for many years and find them to be the best all-around mute."

A great visit from Roger Ingram

"Vicky and I spent a very enjoyable afternoon with William Camp, president of the Tom Crown Mute company. After arriving at their Chicago factory today, we hung with Adam Roebuck and the rest of the crew, discussed the design and manufacturing processes of various mutes, and toured the production facility".
- Photo courtesy of Victoria Clarke 

Our friends at Nonaka Boeki, our distributor of Tom Crown mutes in Japan, visits the shop to see our new mutes! 

Here are a few pictures inside our new home at 4110 N. Nashville Avenue in Chicago

Join us at the San Antonio ITG CONFERENCE  at the Garden Terrace.  

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra Trumpets with Gemini mutes for a recent Shostakovich Symphony 7

Matthew Minhyuk Kim


South Korean Trumpeter Matthew Minhyuk Kim is in great demand as an international recitalist, concerto soloist, orchestral trumpeter and clinician.

Jennifer Marotta, 1,000th Facebook Friend

Jennifer Marotta attended Northwestern and De Paul Universies. She was a member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band from 2001 to 2005. She has played as a substitute or extra player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, St. Louis and Atlanta orchestras. She was an assistant professor of trumpet at the Kennesaw State University, (Georgia) and artist in residence at Emory University from 2006 to 2012. She is currently active a a free lance player and teacher in the Los Angeles area.

Fredeline Parin, 2,000th Facebook Friend

Hello Facebook friends. I put a new photo and background on FB in December. Since then we have been inundated with new FB friends. Any guesses why this happened ? When we were approaching 2,000 I decided to give a mute to mr.or ms 2,000. Fredeline Parin was our 2,000th FB friend. He is principal trumpet of the Phillipines Symphony Orchestra and a renouned soloist. Congratulations Fredeline. Your choice, a Gemini all copper straight mute, will be in the mail tomorrow, in time, I hope, for the PSO performance of I Pini di Roma. Who will be number 3,000 and win a mute?

AhmandBaset Azizi, 3000th Facebook Friend

In his words(edited): "Playing music is very difficult in a country like Afghanistan. Many Afghans do not like music or people who play or listen to music.There are groups who would Cut Off The Head of anyone playing or listening to music.I cannot practice at home because the sound is too loud. After graduation I hope I can study outside of Afghanistan, to improve my musical abilities and achieve my goals. or on Facebook.

Franklin Brooks Carballo, 4000th Facebook Friend

Hola Amigos de Facebook. Nuestro Facebook Friend número 4000 es Franklin Brooks Carballo, de Mérida, México. Franklin nació en Guantanamo Cuba. Egresó del Instituto Superior de Arte Habana el año 2004, en la especialidad de trompeta. Emigró desde Cuba a México en el año 2008. En México toca mucho con cantantes y conjuntos bien conocidos y es director del Kuban Band y Cotton Club Band. .Franklin es profesor de trompeta al Centro de Estudios Musicales de Mérida. Escogió para su premio una sordina Tom Crown Wah-Wah toda en cobre. Bienvenidos Franklin.

Boston Symphony Orchestra trumpet section after a performance of R. Strauss Ein Heldenleben.

Right to left.Tom Rolfs (Principal), Ben Wright, Mike Martin, Tom Siders, Michael Dobrinski

Lexington KY Symphony Orchestra with Tom Crown Gemini copper end straight mutes

John Hagstrom, Second Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has created a 2015 "Trumpets That Work" calendar.

You can order the calendar online at:

Gemini in action. Screen shot from broadcast of Mahler 8, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Giuliano Sommerhalder, principal trumpet.

Gemini in action. Trumpet section of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Rome, Andrea Lucchi, Principal trumpet (right)

Claudio Roditi at Jazz Showcase, Chicago Il.

Playing Scherzer 4 valve piccolo trumpet with Tom Crown piccolo trumpet wah-wah mute. May 16, 2010.

Photo by Pete LaPlaca

Hâkan Hardenberger contemplating Tom Crown piccolo trumpet wah-wah mute. 

Hâkan Hardenberger contemplating Tom Crown piccolo trumpet wah-wah mute. 

David Tasa, first trumpet of the Frankfurt Germany Opera Orchestra warming up before a performance of the Shostakovich 11th Symphony David Monette C trumpet - Tom Crown TBB All brass straight mute.

Photo © Riccardo Musacchio and Flavio Ianniello. l. to r. Antonio Ruggeri, Ermanno Ottaviani and Andrea Lucchi [principal].

Trumpet section of L'Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, during rehearsal, Feb.3, 2007. of Fêtes from Nocturnes by Claude Debussy.

Hear a sound clip from the performance. (54 seconds, 850k download)

Tom Crown with Jens Lindemann at the 2008 I.T.G. Conference in Bannf, Canada.

Artist John Armleder has made an installation of Tom Crown mutes which will be exhibited in art museums and galleries in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. He is a member of the Dadadandy group.