Top 10 Best Jazz Trumpet Players


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The Top Ten

Wynton 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.


2Miles Davis

3Clifford Brown

4Lee Morgan
Lee Morgan is pretty damn good!

5Dizzy Gallespi
Not a technician but an artist that should never be forgotten.

6Nicholas Payton

7Freddy Hubbard

8Louis Armstrong
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.


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

9Tom Harrel

10Claudio Roditi

The Contenders

11Arturo Sandoval
He would have to be in top ten

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