Mike Vax is a jazz trumpeter. He has played with many great musicians, including Art Pepper, Freddie Hubbard, and the Glen Miller and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras. He claimed the role of lead trumpet in the Stan Kenton Orchestra and the Stan Kenton Alumni Band. He tours Europe and the United States to provide clinics for young trumpeters trying to learn jazz and classical music. He was an International Artist for Yamaha, but now plays on trumpets, flugelhorns, cornets, and mouthpieces of the Getzen Corporation. He designed trumpet-related products for Yamaha and Getzen as well.