Today in Trumpeter History

Historical Events

  • 1887-11-23 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1899-01-28 Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1901-08-04 Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1903-12-29 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
  • 1907-08-05 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
  • 1908-02-04 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter
  • 1908-04-29 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter
  • 1908-07-24 Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
  • 1908-09-07 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter
  • 1909-07-16 John Edward "Teddy" Buckner, trumpeter
  • 1909-08-17 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
  • 1909-10-04 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/Sax
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • 1911-05-03 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
  • 1911-07-20 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer
  • 1916-03-15 Harry James, Albany Ga, trumpeter (married to Betty Grable)
  • 1917-10-21 Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, American trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1921-03-08 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
  • 1922-11-07 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1924-08-30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)
  • 1925-08-13 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1926-05-26 Miles Davis, Alton, Illinois, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1926-07-03 Johnny Coles, trumpeter
  • 1927-07-07 Doc Severinson, [Carl], Arlington Oregon, bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show
  • 1927-09-27 Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter
  • 1928-05-04 Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
  • 1930-10-30 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • 1930-10-31 Ray Crane, trumpeter
  • 1931-03-27 Burt Collins, trumpeter
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, jazz trumpeter
  • 1933-05-21 Maurice André, French trumpeter, (d. 2012)
  • 1935-06-03 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1935-09-03 Otto Ketting, trumpeter/composer (Passacaglia)
  • 1936-11-18 Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter
  • 1938-04-07 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1938-07-10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter
  • 1939-04-04 Hugh Masekela, Wilbank South Africa, trumpeter (I Am Not Afraid)
  • 1941-10-11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1941-12-18 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1943-08-10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-25 Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
  • 1947-08-19 Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orch)
  • 1949-11-06 Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-born trumpeter
  • 1953-07-24 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • 1961-10-18 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-10-16 Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter
  • 1979-01-16 Rashawn Ross, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, trumpeter (Dave Mathews Band)
  • 1980-12-05 Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter

Famous Weddings

  • 1955-08-29 "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-10-17 Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1981-11-26 Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Famous Deaths

  • 1876-06-25 John Patton, trumpeter, dies at Little Bighorn
  • 1890-10-03 Andries Andre, actor (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • 1956-06-26 Clifford Brown, US jazz trumpeter (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
  • 1967-04-17 Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1971-07-06 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer, dies at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1972-12-05 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • 1973-11-27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • 1985-05-02 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
  • 1986-08-20 Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
  • 1988-05-13 Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59
  • 1990-06-11 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
  • 1991-09-13 Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1991-09-28 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1991-12-08 Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies
  • 1992-05-13 Floyd Arceneaux, trumpeter, dies at 58
  • 1993-01-06 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • 1993-11-11 Erskine Hawkins, US trumpeter/composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • 1994-01-15 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994-01-17 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
  • 1994-01-30 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1994-02-02 Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
  • 1994-05-27 Red Rodney, [Albino Red/The Red Arrow], bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66
  • 1994-05-31 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1994-06-29 Ray Crane, trumpeter, dies at 63
  • 1994-09-06 Max Kaminsky, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994-09-22 John Edward Teddy Buckner, trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994-11-02 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • 1994-11-07 Milton "Shorty" Rogers [Rajonsky], US jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1994-11-09 Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1995-01-16 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
  • 1995-02-18 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter, dies at 83
  • 1996-02-08 Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
  • 1997-12-22 Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71
  • 1999-04-27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • 2000-01-17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • 2006-08-23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1928)
  • 2006-09-23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
  • 2012-11-04 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2013-02-04 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • 2015-02-21 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 94
  • 2015-03-08 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat and Tears), dies at 71