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List of famous trombonists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top trombonists in the world? This includes the most prominent trombonists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable trombonists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic trombonists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned trombonists.

Items here include everything from Glenn Miller to Tommy Dorsey.

From reputable, prominent, and well known trombonists to the lesser known trombonists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the trombonist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous trombonists ever?" and "What are the names of famous trombonists?" then you're in the right place. (257 items)
Glenn Miller is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
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Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Miller's notable recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1904-1944)

Birthplace: Clarinda, Iowa, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Bandleader, Composer, Trombonist

Credits: The Glenn Miller Story, Taking Sides, The Bishop's Bedroom, Singapore Sling

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Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
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Thomas Francis "Tommy" Dorsey, Jr. was an American jazz trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era. He was known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. Although he was not known for being a notable soloist, his technical skill ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1905-1956)

Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Bandleader, Trumpeter, Composer, Trombonist

Credits: The Fabulous Dorseys, A Song Is Born, Presenting Lily Mars, Upbeat in Music, Stage Show, + more

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#4 on The Greatest Trombonists of All Time

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Eddie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
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Edwin Branford "Eddie" Edwards was an early jazz trombonist, best known for his pioneering recordings with the Original Dixieland Jass Band. ...more

Age: Died at 72 (1891-1963)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Trombonist

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Steve Swell is an American free jazz trombonist, composer and educator. ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Composer, Trombonist

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