MARK ZEGER (Trumpet) - After 30 years in Rochester TV advertising, Mark joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as Manager of Institutional Giving where he works with corporate sponsors, charitable foundations, and government agencies. It’s truly a labor of love to help support one of Rochester’s greatest cultural assets. Though trumpet is Mark’s primary instrument, he was the guitarist for the University of Rochester Jazz Ensemble and plays piano. Mark has written and recorded numerous jingles, 2 of which earned Telly Awards. In recent years, he has studied with RPO trumpeter Herb Smith and is a jazz improvisation student of Bob Sneider at the Eastman Community Music School. Since 2016, Mark is proud to perform with the talented musicians of the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.