Top 10 Best Jazz Trumpet Players


August 3, 2015 - The BEST, not your favorite. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Miles Davis
Early Miles - pure technique.

2Clifford Brown
Any way you consider BROWNIE is the MAN
Must come after Dizzy no two ways about it.

3Louis 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.


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.
[Newest]He is the beast

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.


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

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
The Crown Prince - Never got to be king because his life and talent was short.
Lee Morgan is pretty damn good!

7Nicholas Payton

8Bunny Berigan

9Freddy Hubbard

10Tom Harrel

The Contenders

11Chet Baker

12Roy Eldridge

13Bix Beiderbecke

14Henry "Red" Allen

15Arturo Sandoval
He would have to be in top ten

16Claudio Roditi

17Harry "Sweets" Edison

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