The Soulo Mute Team
Soulo Mute is a line of professional brass mutes created by a husband and wife team, combining a professional musician’s training, an MBA graduate’s acumen, and a serious dose of curiosity and technical savvy.
It first started in 2009 when, after a rigorous practice for an upcoming performance, trumpet player Mike Jarosz injured his neck. In the months after the injury, when Mike was unable to play, he developed the first prototype of the Soulo Bucket Mute. Although professionally trained as a trumpet player with BA and MA degrees in Trumpet Performance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Mike always had an interest in how things were made. He inherited from his grandfather a garage full of the most obscure, old tools and equipment, which helped him design the unique shape of the first Soulo Mute.
This clip-on adjustable bucket quickly gained popularity among professional trumpet players for its unique tone, free- blowing quality and perfect pitch. Soulo Mute was granted an US patent in 2010 and received multiple rave reviews from top trumpeters like Wayne Bergeron, Herb Alpert and Roger Ingram, as well as from trombone players John Fedchock and Conrad Herwig.