Famous Male Trumpeters

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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 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is a descendant of the Tikar people in Cameroon. Jones and fellow artist Alison Krauss have won the second most Grammys in history. In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, their "The Eyes of Love" for the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 85

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 of Fame. Flea also briefly appeared as the bassist for such bands as What Is This?, Fear and Jane's Addiction. More recently he has appeared as member of the rock supergroups Atoms for Peace, Antemasque, Pigface and Rocket Juice & the Moon. Flea has also collaborated with many artists including The Mars Volta, Johnny Cash, Alanis Morissette and Young MC. Widely regarded as one of the best rock ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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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 improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (1901-1971)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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