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List of famous male trumpeters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male trumpeters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being trumpeters. There are thousand of males working as trumpeters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic trumpeters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a trumpeter then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Raymond Lee Brown to Kenny Dorham, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all male trumpeters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male trumpeters?" and "Who are the best male trumpeters?"
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Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 ...more

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Age: 82

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: The Color Purple, The Pawnbroker, In the Heat of the Night, Michael Jackson: Thriller

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Michael Peter Balzary is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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Michael Peter Balzary, better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist, co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Profession: Bassist, Musician, Actor, Composer Singer

Credits: The Big Lebowski, Inside Out, The Wild Thornberrys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1901-1971)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Actor, Trumpeter, Singer

Credits: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Blue Jasmine, WALL·E, Twelve Monkeys

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Wynton Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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Wynton Marsalis is a nominee of 2013 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast. ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Music Educator, Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician Bandleader, + more

Credits: Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?, Unforgivable Blackness, Tune in Tomorrow, The N-Word On the Shoulders of Giants, + more

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#7 on The Greatest Trumpeters of All Time

#59 on The Best Jazz Musicians/Artists

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Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1926-1991)

Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader Actor, + more

Credits: Zodiac, Collateral, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Pleasantville

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Ennio Morricone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as well as contemporary classical works. His career includes a wide range of composition genres, making him ...more

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Age: 87

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Profession: Music director, Conductor, Film Score Composer, Record producer Pianist, + more

Credits: The Hateful Eight, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1917-1993)

Birthplace: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Bandleader, Actor Composer, + more

Credits: Stormy Weather, The Cool World, The Cosmic Eye, Jivin' in Be-Bop My Universe Inside Out, + more

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#3 on The Greatest Trumpeters of All Time

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Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Trumpeters
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Herb Alpert is a theatrical producer. ...more

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Age: 80

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Songwriter Theatrical producer, + more

Credits: Herb Alpert: Music for Your Eyes, Herb Alpert with the Jeff Lorber Band: Live in Montreux

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