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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.

This list has a variety of people, like Rise Against and Beirut, in it.

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
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company ...more
Flea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
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 ...more
Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
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 ...more
Wynton Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Wynton Marsalis is a nominee of 2013 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.
Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Miles Dewey Davis III was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together ...more
Ennio Morricone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as ...more
Tommy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
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
Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz ...more
Mark Isham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Mark Ware Isham is an American trumpeter, synthesist, and film composer. He works in a variety of genres, including jazz, electronic, and film. He is responsible for contributing the scores of ...more
Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Herb Alpert is a theatrical producer.
Malcolm Arnold is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold, CBE was an English composer. He gained a reputation for composing light music, film scores, works for theatre, ballets and symphonies.
Ornette Coleman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman is an American saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. He was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, having also invented the ...more
Chet Baker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Chesney Henry "Chet" Baker, Jr. was an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist. Baker earned much attention and critical praise through the 1950s, particularly for albums ...more
Joe Wilder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Joseph Benjamin Wilder was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Wilder was awarded the Temple University Jazz Master's Hall of Fame Award in 2006. The National Endowment for the ...more
Jimmy Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
James "Jimmy" Dorsey was a prominent American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, and big band leader. He was known as "JD". He recorded and composed the jazz ...more
James Morrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
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
Jim Rotondi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Jim Rotondi
James Robert Rotondi is an American jazz trumpeter, educator and conductor. Born in Butte, Montana, and the youngest of five siblings, Rotondi lives in Graz, Austria, and performs there and ...more
Malcolm McNab is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Malcolm Boyd McNab is a trumpeter and player of other brass instruments, and a Los Angeles-based session musician who has performed on nearly 2000 film and television soundtracks.
Chris Botti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Christopher Stephen "Chris" Botti, is an Italian-American trumpeter and composer. In 2013, Botti won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category. He was also nominated ...more
Tristan Fry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Tristan Frederick Allan Fry is a British drummer and percussionist. Fry began his career by joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra as a timpanist at the age of 17. He was a founder member of ...more
Humphrey Lyttelton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton, also known as Humph, was an English jazz musician and broadcaster, and chairman of the BBC radio comedy programme I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. As a performer, ...more
Jimmy Deuchar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
James "Jimmy" Deuchar was a jazz trumpeter and big band arranger, born in Dundee, Scotland. He found fame as a performer and arranger in the 1950s and 1960s. Deuchar was taught trumpet ...more
Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the ...more
Michael Sachs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Michael Sachs was a German rabbi from Groß-Glogau, Silesia.
Buddy Bolden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Trumpeters
Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden was an African-American cornetist and is regarded by contemporaries as a key figure in the development of a New Orleans style of rag-time music, which ...more