Famous Trumpeters in History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • 1734-06-15 Johann Ernst Altenburg, German composer, organist and trumpeter, born in Weißenfels (d. 1801)
  • 1887-09-03 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, born in Bywater, New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • 1890-12-30 Charles Cyril "Charlie" Creath, American jazz trumpeter, saxophonist, accordionist, and bandleader, born in Ironton, Missouri (d. 1951)
  • 1892-05-19 George "Pops" Foster, American jazz upright bass player, tuba player, and trumpeter, born in Macoll, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • 1893-11-19 René Voisin, French classical trumpet player, born in Angers, France (d. 1952)
  • 1899-01-28 Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
  • 1900-02-13 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1982)
  • 1900-03-24 Algeria Junius "June" Clark, American jazz trumpeter and cornetist, born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1900-05-28 Tommy Ladnier, American jazz trumpeter (Lovie Austin; King Oliver; New Orleans Feetwarmers; Noble Sissle; Sidney Bechet), born in Mandeville, Louisiana (d. 1939)
  • 1900-06-15 Paul J. Mares, American jazz trumpeter and composer ("Farewell Blues"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1949)

Person of interestLouis Armstrong

1901-08-04 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly; What A Wonderful World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1903-12-29 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1990)
  • 1904-04-09 Joseph "Sharkey" Bonano, American Dixieland jazz trumpeter and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1972)
  • 1905-01-13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1905-06-13 Aldophus "Doc" Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1997)
  • 1906-02-20 Jack Jackson, British trumpeter, dance band leader, and influential BBC disc jockey, born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1906-12-11 Jack Purvis, American jazz trumpet player and composer, born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • 1908-01-07 [Henry] "Red" Allen, American jazz trumpeter, born in Algiers, Louisiana (d. 1967)
  • 1908-02-04 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1908-04-29 Philippe Brun, French jazz trumpeter, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1908-07-10 Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • 1908-09-07 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1909-01-22 Irving "Mouse" Randolph, American swing jazz trumpeter (Cab Calloway Orchestra), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1909-04-08 George Dixon, American jazz trumpeter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • 1909-07-16 Teddy [John Edward] Buckner, American trumpeter (Dixieland music), born in Sherman, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1909-08-05 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, American jazz vocalist and trumpeter (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • 1909-08-17 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
  • 1909-10-04 Noel Chiboust, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, born in Thorigny-sur-Marne, France (d. 1994)
  • 1910-02-09 Herbert "Peanuts" Holland, American swing jazz trumpeter, born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • 1910-10-10 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1911-05-03 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter ("Dogtown Blues"; "Stormy Weather"), born in Trenton, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1911-07-20 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995) [1]
  • 1911-11-12 [Wilbur] Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in Parsons, Kansas (d. 1991)
  • 1914-07-26 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1914-12-03 Edward "Corky" Cornelius, American jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Gene Krupa), born in Cicero, Indiana (d. 1943)
  • 1915-01-31 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and trumpeter (Glenn Miller; Benny Goodman; Jackie Gleason), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • 1916-03-15 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, born in Albany, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • 1917-10-21 John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, a creator of bebop & modern jazz (A Night In Tunisia), born in Cheraw, South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1918-03-06 Howard McGhee, American be-bop jazz trumpeter, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • 1918-09-04 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter, arranger and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1919-02-03 (Eugene) "Snooky" Young, American jazz trumpeter who mastered the plunger mute, born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1919-03-15 Randy Brooks, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Harlem Nocturne') (d. 1967)
  • 1920-08-03 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1921-03-08 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
  • 1921-05-06 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1921-05-23 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • 1921-10-21 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), born in Northampton, England (d. 2006)
  • 1922-02-18 Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • 1922-03-15 (Albert) Eddie Calvert, British trumpeter ("Oh, Mein Papa"; "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"), born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 1978)
  • 1922-11-07 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1923-01-26 Talib Dawud [Alfonso Rainey], Antiguan-American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band), born in Antigua (d. 1999)
  • 1923-06-15 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1923-08-04 Arthur Butterworth, British classical trumpet player and composer, born in New Moston, England (d. 2014)
  • 1923-09-24 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • 1924-04-14 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1924-08-30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1925-03-14 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1925-05-14 Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • 1925-08-13 Benny Bailey, American jazz trumpeter, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1926-04-02 David Mason, British orchestral, solo and session trumpet player (The Beatles - "Penny Lane"), born in London, England (d. 2011)

Person of interestMiles Davis

1926-05-26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (Kinda Blue; Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet; Sketches of Spain), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1926-07-03 Johnny Coles, American jazz trumpeter (Little Johnny C), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1927-01-28 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, born in Frackville, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1927-07-07 Doc Severinson [Carl], bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show, born in Arlington, Oregon
  • 1927-09-27 Red Rodney [Robert Chudnick], American jazz trumpeter (Charlie Parker Quintet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1928-04-04 Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Cuban jazz trumpeter (Orchestra Harlow; Eddie Palmieri), born in Santa Clara, Cuba (d. 2016)
  • 1928-04-18 Ken Colyer, British New Orleans jazz devotee trumpeter, cornetist, and bandleader, born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (d. 1988)
  • 1928-05-04 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter (Roulette), born in Verdun, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • 1928-08-21 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), born in Council Buffs, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • 1929-12-23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player, born in Yale, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1930-03-13 (Richard Allen) "Blue" Mitchell, American jazz trumpeter (Horace Silver Quintet; Riverside; Blue Note), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1979)
  • 1930-03-18 Pat Halcox, British jazz trumpeter (Chris Barber Jazz Band, 1954-2008), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2013)
  • 1930-10-30 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1956)
  • 1930-10-31 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
  • 1931-03-27 Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931-10-14 Duško Gojković, Serbian trumpeter (Balkan Blue), born in Jajce, Bosnia
  • 1931-11-30 Jack Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor (Run Buddy Run, Merv Griffin), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-09-11 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2006)
  • 1932-12-09 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933-03-14 Quincy Jones (Jr.), American jazz trumpeter. composer, arranger, record producer (Michael Jackson; Frank Sinatra; "We Are The World"), and film producer (The Color Purple), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1933-05-21 Maurice André, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, born in Alès, France (d. 2012)
  • 1935-03-31 Herb Alpert, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Tijuana Brass - "This Guy's In Love With You"), and record executive (A & M), born in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-06-03 Ted Curson, American jazz tumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1935-09-03 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • 1936-03-24 Fredrick Kaufman, American jazz trumpeter (Woody Herman), classical composer ( Mother of Exiles; Kaminarimon), and educator (born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-04-06 Manfred Schoof, German free jazz trumpeter and composer (Globe United Orchestra), and educator, born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1936-04-13 Henryk Majewski, Polish big band jazz trumpeter (Old Timers), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1936-11-18 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1937-03-22 Jon Hassell, American composer and trumpet player (Dream Theory In Malaya), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1938-04-07 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1938-07-10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1938-12-28 Dick Sudhalter, American jazz trumpeter, and writer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1939-04-04 Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist (I Am Not Afraid), described as the "father of South African jazz", born in Witbank, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1939-05-23 Marvin Stamm, American jazz and session trumpeter, and flugelhorn player (Stan Kenton; Woody Herman; Thad Jones/Mel Lewis; Paul McCartney - "Uncle Albert"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1939-11-16 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2013)
  • 1940-03-23 Luis Gasca, American trumpeter, born in Houston, Texas

Weddings in Music

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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

1981-11-26 Legendary American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds American "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby (divorced, 1989)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Deaths in Music

  • 1876-06-25 John Patton, American trumpeter, dies at the Battle of the Little Bighorn at 24 or 25
  • 1890-10-03 Andries Andre, Dutch actor and husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen (Trumpeter-Major), dies at 36
  • 1939-06-04 Tommy Ladnier, American jazz trumpeter (Lovie Austin; King Oliver; New Orleans Feetwarmers; Noble Sissle; Sidney Bechet), dies of a heart attack at 39
  • 1943-08-03 Edward "Corky" Cornelius, American jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Gene Krupa), dies of kidney failure at 28
  • 1950-07-06 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, dies from poor health following long-term heroin addiction, tuberculosis, and a weight problem, at 26
  • 1951-10-23 Charles Cyril "Charlie" Creath, American jazz trumpeter, saxophonist, accordionist, and bandleader, dies at 60
  • 1956-06-26 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
  • 1962-03-30 Jack Purvis, American jazz trumpet player and composer, dies at 55
  • 1963-02-23 Algeria Junius "June" Clark, American jazz trumpeter and cornetist, dies at 62
  • 1967-04-17 Henry "Red" Allen, American jazz trumpeter, dies of pancreatic cancer at 59
  • 1969-10-29 George "Pops" Foster, American jazz upright bass player, tuba player, and trumpeter, dies at 77

Person of interestLouis Armstrong

1971-07-06 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly; What A Wonderful World), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1971-07-08 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 50
  • 1972-12-05 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • 1973-11-27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1974-08-09 Bill Chase, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1934)
  • 1978-01-15 Jack Jackson, British trumpeter, dance band leader, and influential BBC disc jockey, dies at 71
  • 1978-08-07 (Albert) Eddie Calvert, British trumpeter ("Oh, Mein Papa"; "Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1978-08-24 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), dies at 67
  • 1979-02-07 Herbert "Peanuts" Holland, American swing jazz trumpeter, dies at 68
  • 1982-07-09 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), dies at 82
  • 1983-07-05 Harry James, American swing-era bandleader, trumpeter and husband to Betty Grable, dies from lymphatic cancer at 67
  • 1985-05-02 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 75
  • 1985-09-15 Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 77
  • 1986-08-20 Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
  • 1987-07-17 Howard McGhee, American be-bop bebop jazz trumpeter, dies at 69
  • 1988-03-08 Ken Colyer, British New Orleans jazz devotee trumpeter, cornetist, and bandleader, dies at 79
  • 1988-05-13 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter, fell to death from a hotel balcony in Amsterdam at 59
  • 1989-02-26 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78
  • 1989-02-26 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, dies at 65
  • 1989-05-10 Woody Shaw, American jazz trumpeter (Rosewood), dies from complications after being stuck by a subway train at 44
  • 1990-06-11 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
  • 1991-09-13 Ferry Barendse, trumpeter/composer/arranger (Ramblers), dies

Person of interestMiles Davis

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

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1991-12-08 [Wilbur] Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, dies at 80
  • 1993-01-06 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • 1993-11-11 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After Hours), dies at 79
  • 1994-01-15 Philippe Brun, French jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994-01-17 Noel Chiboust, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, dies at 84
  • 1994-01-30 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, American jazz vocalist and trumpeter (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • 1994-02-02 Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
  • 1994-05-27 Red Rodney [Robert Chudnick], American jazz trumpeter (Charlie Parker Quintet), dies from lung cancer at 66
  • 1994-05-31 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1994-06-29 Ray Crane, English trumpeter, dies at 63
  • 1994-08-01 George Dixon, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994-09-06 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), dies at 85
  • 1994-09-22 Teddy [John Edward] Buckner, American trumpeter (Dixieland music), dies at 85
  • 1994-11-02 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter, dies at 73
  • 1994-11-07 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, dies at 70
  • 1994-11-09 Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1995-01-16 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer dies from complications of Lupus, at 83 [1]
  • 1995-02-18 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter (Dogtown Blues, Stormy Weather), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 1995-07-22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • 1995-10-19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • 1996-02-08 Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
  • 1996-08-31 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, dies at 85
  • 1997-06-02 Aldophus "Doc" Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter, dies of stroke at 91
  • 1997-12-12 Irving "Mouse" Randolph, American swing jazz trumpeter (Cab Calloway Orchestra), dies at 88
  • 1997-12-22 Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71
  • 1999-04-27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), dies of liver failure at 76
  • 1999-05-18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • 1999-07-09 Talib Dawud [Alfonso Rainey], Antiguan-American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band), dies at 76
  • 1999-07-27 Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • 1999-10-04 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1999-11-08 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 58
  • 2000-01-17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • 2005-04-14 Benny Bailey, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 79
  • 2005-06-17 Henryk Majewski, Polish big band jazz trumpeter (Old Timers), dies at 69
  • 2006-08-23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 78
  • 2006-09-03 Ian Hamer, British jazz trumpeter and session musician (Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"; Top of the Pops studio band), dies at 73
  • 2006-09-23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), dies at 84
  • 2006-11-07 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), dies at 81
  • 2008-02-13 Roger Voisin, Trumpet player, Boston Symphony (b. 1918)
  • 2008-04-25 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), dies at 86
  • 2008-12-29 Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1938)
  • 2010-07-29 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, dies at 83
  • 2011-04-29 David Mason, British orchestral, solo and session trumpet player (The Beatles "Penny Lane"), dies of leukemia at 85
  • 2011-05-11 (Eugene) "Snooky" Young, American jazz trumpeter who mastered the plunger mute, dies at 92
  • 2012-02-25 Maurice André, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, dies at 78
  • 2012-02-26 Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, dies at 90
  • 2012-11-04 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2012-12-13 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), dies at 77
  • 2013-02-04 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • 2013-02-04 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • 2013-03-22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2013-06-27 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, dies at 73
  • 2013-07-13 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, dies of cancer at 61 [1]
  • 2014-09-08 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), dies at 96
  • 2014-11-20 Arthur Butterworth, British classical trumpet player and composer dies at 91
  • 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
  • 2015-09-21 Ben Cauley, American R&B trumpeter (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger") and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, dies at 67
  • 2016-01-06 Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Cuban jazz trumpeter (Orchestra Harlow; Eddie Palmieri), dies of prostate cancer at 79 
  • 2016-02-25 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), dies at 83
  • 2016-06-21 Wayne Lamar Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpeter ( Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns), dies of congestive heart failure at 74
  • 2018-01-23 Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist (I Am Not Afraid), described as the "father of South African jazz," dies at 78
  • 2018-07-29 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), dies of complication from lung cancer at 76
  • 2018-11-02 Roy Hargrove, American trumpeter, dies of kidney disease at 49
  • 2020-03-31 Wallace Roney, American post-bop jazz trumpeter, dies of Covid-19 complications at 59 [1]
  • 2020-06-23 Ryan Anthony, American trumpet player (Canadian Brass, 2000-03; Dallas Symphony, 2006-20), dies of cancer at 51

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