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List of Famous Trombonists

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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
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 ...more
Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
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 ...more
Eddie Edwards is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Edwin Branford "Eddie" Edwards was an early jazz trombonist, best known for his pioneering recordings with the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
Steve Swell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Steve Swell is an American free jazz trombonist, composer and educator.
James E. Pugh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
James Edward Pugh is a trombonist, composer, and educator. He is noted as the lead trombonist with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd and Chick Corea's Return to Forever Band. For 25 years, he ...more
J. J. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
James Louis "J. J." Johnson was an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. He was sometimes credited as Jay Jay Johnson. Johnson was one of the first trombonists to embrace ...more
James Morrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
James Lloyd Morrison AM is a multi-instrumental Australian jazz musician. Widely known for his trumpet playing – he has also performed on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, clarinet, ...more
Nelson Riddle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. His work for Capitol Records kept such ...more
Craig S. Harris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Craig S. Harris is a jazz trombonist and composer who has been a major figure in the jazz avant-garde movement since his stint with Sun Ra in 1976. Subsequently, Harris has worked with such ...more
Hannes Bauer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Hannes Bauer
Johannes Bauer is a musician.
Bill Hughes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
William Henry "Bill" Hughes is an American jazz trombonist and bandleader. He has spent most of his career with the Count Basie Orchestra and was the director of that ensemble until
Chris Barber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Donald Christopher 'Chris' Barber is a British jazz musician, best known as a bandleader and trombonist. As well as scoring a UK top twenty trad jazz hit, he helped the careers of many ...more
Jack Teagarden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Weldon Leo "Jack" Teagarden, known as "Big T" and "The Swingin' Gate", was an American jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer, and vocalist, regarded as the
Ward Kimball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Ward Walrath Kimball born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was an animator for the Walt Disney Studios. He was one of Walt Disney's team of animators, known as Disney's Nine Old Men. Also, he was a ...more
Bob Brookmeyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Robert Edward Brookmeyer was an American jazz valve trombonist, pianist, arranger, and composer. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Brookmeyer first gained widespread public attention as a member of ...more
Bruce Fowler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Bruce Lambourne Fowler is a prominent American trombone player and composer. He played trombone on many Frank Zappa records, as well as with Captain Beefheart and in the Fowler Brothers Band. ...more
George Roberts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
George Roberts was an American trombonist. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Roberts began his career after service in the US Navy with the Ray Robbins Band, and then quit to join Gene Krupa ...more
Conrad Herwig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Conrad Herwig is an American jazz trombonist from New York City
Sam Burtis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Sam Burtis is a musician and plays the trombone.
Delfeayo Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Delfeayo Marsalis is an American jazz trombonist and record producer.
Derek Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Derek Wadsworth was a British jazz trombonist, session musician, composer and arranger.
Slide Hampton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton is an American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger. A master composer, arranger and uniquely gifted trombone player, Hampton's career is among ...more
George Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
George E. Lewis is a composer, electronic performer, installation artist, trombone player, and scholar in the fields of improvisation and experimental music. He has been a member of the ...more
Don Sebesky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Don Sebesky is an American jazz trombonist, keyboardist and arranger.
Kai Winding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Trombonists
Kay Winding was a musician.