Top 10 Best Jazz Trumpet Players


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1Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

Why on EARTH isn't this great man first? Truly beautiful to listen to and watch; he puts his heart and soul into Jazz music. He clearly loves every second and it shows. - Britgirl

Come on. Pops will always be Number 1. Remember what Dizzy said: "No Louis, no me."

HE'S LOUIS! DUH! Come on people, he basically founded jazz trumpet.

Trumpets rock

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2Clifford Brown

Any way you consider BROWNIE is the MAN

Must come after Dizzy no two ways about it.

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4Wynton Marsalis

He really is the best. He could win any trumpet battle against anyone, and it's hard to deny that. His sound is so much more mature than anyone else's. He's the Michael Jordan of the Trumpet. - mikespike

Wynton is the most overrated player out their. NO soul in his playing at all. number 2 are you kidding me? REALLY

This guy played the trumpet like while having great dance skills

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5Dizzy Gallespi

No one played the trumpet like him. Her explores every nuance and range of the instrument.

Never stopped experimenting. The best don't, but he incorporated everything he found.

Not a technician but an artist that should never be forgotten.

6Lee Morgan

Most lyrical jazz trumpeter ever. Who knows what he could have accomplished with more years.

The Crown Prince - Never got to be king because his life and talent was short.

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7Freddy Hubbard
8Chet Baker
9Bunny Berigan
10Nicholas Payton

The Contenders

11Tom Harrel
12Roy Eldridge
13Bix Beiderbecke
14Arturo Sandoval

He would have to be in top ten

15Maynard Ferguson

He changed the way people play trumpet forever! He should be number 1 or at least in the top ten!

How can this guy not be on the list?

He was the only man who could send those notes into the stratosphere.
He was unbelievable.

16Henry "Red" Allen
17Harry "Sweets" Edison
18Claudio Roditi
19Clark Terry
20Art Farmer
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Top Remixes

1. Louis Armstrong
2. Bunny Berigan
3. Dizzy Gallespi
1. Wynton Marsalis
2. Miles Davis
3. Clifford Brown



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