Anna Garcia is an active all-around New York musician. Classically trained at the Manhattan School of Music, and growing up with a family of jazz musicians strongly influences her unique sound. Along with her family, her major influences and mentors have been Vincent Penzarella, Mark Gould, David Taylor, and Bobby Watson.

Winner of the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition held in Sydney, Australia, as well as advancing regional and national solo competitions complemented Anna’s to move to NYC in 2010. She has performed at venues from Carnegie Hall in NYC to Powell Hall and the Fox Theater in St. Louis, The Blue Room in Kansas City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. You can find Anna performing chamber music, orchestral music, contemporary music, broadway shows, big band, hip-hop/r&b/soul, opera, latin, mariachi, weddings, parades, ceremonies, or in the recording studio. She does it all!

A member of Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the first and only established all female mariachi band founded in New York City, has lead to exciting opportunities. Since her time with MFDT, they have been seen on NBC, TLC, Telemundo, Univision, NY1, NY Times (video segment is now airing on JetBlue Direct TV) and a 2013 tour through India hosted by the US Embassy.

As an educator, Anna has worked with the Harmony Program, an organization whose model draws from Venezuela’s world-famous model of music education, “El Sistema.” She also teaches privately in her studio in Manhattan and founded a start-up offering music to companies.

An unrelated music note: Anna is passionate about health and wellness. She is a practicing vegan, advocate of plant-based diets, and a total green juice fanatic!

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