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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?"
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

Age: 84

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Flea 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

Age: 54

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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#90 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

#34 on The Best Singers Who Only Need to Go By One Name

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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

Age: Died at 70 (1901-1971)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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#98 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#71 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#61 on The Best Singers of All Time

#56 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

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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

Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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