Classical The Best Cornetists in the World  

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List Rules Upvote your favorite cornetists in the world who are alive today.

The cornet is one of the most popular and diverse musical instruments in the world. It's permeated through dozens of genres of music, lending itself to help create some of the most moving and emotional pieces of music in history. The people on this list are masters of brass instruments and are considered giants in the musical world.  

Whether you recognize these musicians or not, they've all carved a place out for themselves in the music world and have become influential and prominent figures in the industry. If you love geeking out on music, we definitely recommend finding some of their music. 

This list is votable and rerankable, so take a look through and vote up your favorite cornetists. If you don't see someone on here who should be, feel free to add them, but this list is for living musicians only.

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Wynton Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Wynton Marsalis Classical music, Post-bop, Jazz

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James Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
James Shepherd Jazz

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Jeff Hughes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Jeff Hughes Jazz; blues; dixieland; swing

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Warren Vache is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World

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Bobby Bradford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World

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Dan Barrett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World

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Phillip McCann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Phillip McCann Jazz; blues; dixieland; swing

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Peter Ecklund is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Peter Ecklund Classical; jazz

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Connie Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Connie Jones Jazz, Blues; Dixieland

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Chris Tyle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Chris Tyle Dixieland

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Laura Hirst is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Laura Hirst

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Ed Polcer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Ed Polcer Jazz; Blues

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Jim Cullum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Jim Cullum, Jr. Jazz; blues; dixieland; swing

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Ken Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Ken Smith Jazz; blues

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Olu Dara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cornetists in the World
Olu Dara Jazz