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.

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


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