Trumpet Styles


Big Band






Jazz Trumpet Styles

This website explores Jazz Trumpet players. There is no scientific way to select the players.  I simply chose the players I felt were the best or were excellent representatives.

Jazz has, from its early 20th century inception, spawned a variety of subgenres, from New Orleans Dixieland dating from the early 1910s, big band-style swing from the 1930s and 1940s, bebop from the mid-1940s, a variety of Latin-jazz fusions such as Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz from the 1950s and 1960s, jazz-rock fusion from the 1970s and later developments such as acid jazz.

The site is divided into five eras of jazz history:  Traditional, Big Band, Bebop, Modern, and Fusion.  Each player will have a short biography, a transcribed solo, an audio clip, and a short explanation of the player’s style.

Click on the style to the left to see the trumpet players from that era.

The list will be growing.  Additional trumpet players will be added. Hope you enjoy.


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