THOMAS HOOTEN is Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He can be heard on numerous Philharmonic recordings, including Mahler’s Ninth Symphony and Lutoslawski’s Symphony No. 1. He has also recorded Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy and Gandolfi’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation with the Atlanta Symphony. Of the L.A. Phil’s recent performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Los Angeles Times critic Mark Swed wrote, "The symphony begins with a terrifying trumpet solo. Thomas Hooten nailed it."

Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hooten served as Principal Trumpet in the Atlanta Symphony from 2006-2012. In 2011, he released Trumpet Call, his first solo album.