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Trumpet Player

Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins About Trumpeter and founder of the Barbecue Swingers, a jazz quintet. Other Informations He began playing trumpet when he was in eighth grade. He was a co-founder of the Rebirth Brass Band and recorded with them. In 2007 he married Karen James. His music was heavily influenced by Louis Armstrong.

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James Bubber Miley

James Bubber Miley About Trumpeter known for his specialized playing during which he utilized the plunger mute. Other Informations He started studying the trumpet when he was fourteen years old and joined the jazz outfit Carolina Five three years later. Duke Ellington sought him out for his band. He was born in Aiken, South Carolina …

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Maurice Andre

Maurice Andre About Known for his recordings of Baroque music performed on a piccolo trumpet, as well as transcriptions of a wide variety of other instruments. Other Informations He joined a military band to enter a conservatory; in 1955 he won the Geneva International Music Competition and then the ARD International Music Competition in 1963. …

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Kid Thomas Valentine

Kid Thomas Valentine About Jazz trumpeter who led his own band in the mid-1920s that perpetuated traditional jazz music. Other Informations He made a reputation for himself as an exceptional trumpet player in the early 1920s. He recorded prolifically for Jazz Crusade in the 1960’s with his own band and with Big Bill Bissonnette’s Easy …

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Jay Jennings

Jay Jennings About Trumpet player who is best known as a member of the instrumental funk/jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy. He has also played alongside artists like Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Buffet, and James Taylor. Other Informations He began playing the trumpet when he was 11 years old and was playing professionally by the age of 15. …

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Tomasz Stańko

Tomasz Stańko About Avant-garde and free jazz musician known for his Davis-esque lyricism. Other Informations He became noticed for his role in the Jazz Darings, and formed the Tomasz Stańko-Adam Makowicz Unit in 1975. He has dentures due to tooth loss in the 1990s but used embouchure to play. He was born and raised in …

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Spencer Ludwig

Spencer Ludwig About Trumpet player and singer known for his debut singles “Diggy” and “Right Into U,” both released in 2016. He has contributed his musical talents to other musicians like Fitz and the Tantrums, Foster the People and The Wailers. He can also be heard on Capital Cities album In a Tidal Wave of …

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Tommy Ladnier

Tommy Ladnier About A trumpet player often compared to Louis Armstrong due to his exceptional talent. Other Informations He started playing in a local Independence band when he was fourteen years old. He joined the Noble Sissle Dance Band in the 1930s and toured with them for a couple of years. In 1920, he was …

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Roger Webster

Roger Webster About Known as one of the world’s best cornetists, as well as for his teachings at Royal Northern College of Music. Other Informations He started playing cornet when he was ten years old, but had to work in the coal mines and as a laboratory technician until he was invited to play with …

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Roger Voisin

Roger Voisin About Teacher at the Tanglewood Music Center and trumpeter with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for almost forty years. Other Informations He started performing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra when he was seventeen. He was an editor for the International Music Company, working on almost fifty different editions. His father was René Voisin, another …

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Veniamin Margolin

Veniamin Margolin About Principal trumpet player for the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Other Informations Margolin took up trumpet playing when he was eleven and attended the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Besides being a trumpeter, Margolin was a poet. He grew up in Petrograd. Both he and Teddy Buckner were heavily …

Trumpet Player

Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir

Ragnhildur Gunnarsdóttir About Professional trumpet player who rose to fame as both a touring member and session instrumentalist of the band Of Monsters and Men. She performed with the band at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Other Informations She joined Of Monsters and Men in 2012. Apart from the trumpet she also …