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List of famous trumpeters, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top trumpeters in the world? This includes the most prominent trumpeters, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable trumpeters is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic trumpeters 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 trumpeters.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known trumpeters to the lesser known trumpeters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the trumpeter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous trumpeters ever?" and "What are the names of famous trumpeters?" then you're in the right place. (517 items)
Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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

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Flea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous 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

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous 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. He was also skilled at scat singing. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence ...more

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Wynton Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous 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

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