Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful gravelly voice. Known for his improvisation skills, Armstrong could bend and twist the lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effects. Coming to prominence in the mid 20th century America when racism was much prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society. Fondly nicknamed Satchmo or Pops by his fans, he is often regarded to be the founding father of jazz as a uniquely American art form. Born into poverty in New Orleans, he had a very difficult childhood after his father abandoned the family. As a young boy, he sought solace in music and started playing musical instruments as a teenager to earn his living. He soon discovered that he was naturally gifted in music and over a period of years established himself as a much respected player of jazz music. He entertained millions over the course of his long and illustrious career and went on to become one of the first great celebrities of the 20th century.
Miles Davis was an American jazz trumpeter and music composer. He was one of the most coveted musicians of the 20th century. He was known for experimenting with jazz music throughout his career. Miles was considered as the pioneer of jazz“rock fusion, as he was the first musician to mix rock music with traditional jazz. Though his experimental music earned him many critics in the industry, his followers outnumbered his critics. Miles is fondly remembered by most music lovers for his bold innovations. There are people who believe that the evolution of jazz ended when Miles Davis quit the stage. Miles was known to have an eccentric character. He was short-tempered and often had tiffs with his band members. Through the course of his career, spanning five decades, Miles worked with many famous names. He is still regarded as a jazz icon and an inspiration for musicians who dare to think and act differently.
Jazz trumpeter and bandleader who was married to <a title='Betty Grable' href='/famous/betty-grable.htm'>Betty Grable</a>.
Trumpeter and songwriter whose 2005 single "Deeper Love" landed at the number 14 spot on Billboard magazine's Hot Dance Club Play chart. He was known for his affiliation with the record label Del Oro Music.
Brass instrumentalist for the indie rock group Whitney that rose to prominence with their debut album Light Upon the Lake in 2016.
Born Troy Andrews and better known as Trombone Shorty, this funk and jazz musician is notable for his skill on the trombone and the trumpet. He recorded numerous albums with his Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue band, including Backatown (2010) and For True (2011).
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 Mystery.
Jazz trumpeter of the 1930s who published many acclaimed works but ruined his career with excessive drinking.
Trumpeter who was the only musician personally mentored by <a title='Miles Davis' href='/famous/miles-davis.htm'>Miles Davis</a>.
Jazz musician considered one of the best trumpeters of the early 1900s. He frequently collaborated with clarinetist George Lewis and with singer and fellow trumpeter <a title='Louis Armstrong' href='/famous/louis-armstrong.htm'>Louis Armstrong</a>.
Country singer who was a trumpeter and bandleader on The Tonight Show with <a title='Johnny Carson' href='/famous/johnny-carson.htm'>Johnny Carson</a>.
Arturo Sandoval was a jazz trumpeter, pianist, and composer whose life was adapted into a television film in 2000 called For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.
Trumpet player also known as Donnie Trumpet, he first gained attention for his play in the band Kids These Days. After they split in 2013, he went on to form The Social Experiment.
Female Artist of the Year at the Classical BRIT Awards in 2009 and 2011, as well as Young British Classical Performer in 2006.
Jazz trumpeter who worked with <a title='Duke Ellington's' href='/famous/duke-ellington.htm'>Duke Ellington's</a> band in many of their classic recordings.
Founder of the Ziggy Elman and His Orchestra and who is also known for his collaborations with <a title='Benny Goodman' href='/famous/benny-goodman.htm'>Benny Goodman</a>.
Trumpeter, professor of music at California State University at Fullerton, and Grammy Award-nominated artist.
Trumpet player who was known for his 1963 album The Sidewinder, as well as for his presence in the hard bop musical community.