James Tyler Jaeger is a professional trumpet player and educator originally from Orlando, Florida. He joined the United States Army as a Bandsman in 2011, and currently serves in the Training and Doctrine Command Band at Fort Eustis, Virginia. In 2015 he earned the honor of being named a Warburton performing artist. Tyler has performed in the United States, Europe and Asia with artists such as Mindi Abair, Steven Curtis Chapman, The Gaither Vocal Band, The Four Seasons and Kari Jobe. He maintains a successful private trumpet studio in Yorktown, and is a frequent guest jazz clinician at high schools and colleges in Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. Tyler is comfortable in all musical styles, and continues an active freelance career on the east coast from New York to Miami.
The Jaeger signature model mouthpieces are a one-piece design, with a blank modeled after the Jack Bell design for Maynard Ferguson from the 1960s.
The Jaeger 1 model mouthpiece is used for jazz and symphonic work. It's rim is slightly smaller than a standard 5 rim, and the cup is similar to an MD cup, with more of a V-shape at the bottom to add color and core to the sound. It has a 27-bore throat with a 9 backbore.
The Jaeger 2 model mouthpiece is a commercial and lead mouthpiece. It is a variation on the Maynard Ferguson signature top, with slightly more room in the cup. It has a 27-bore throat with a NY backbore, providing a resistance with a big, broad sound.