Trumpet Styles


Big Band






Big Band

The 1930s belonged to popular swing big bands, in which some virtuoso soloists became as famous as the band leaders. Key figures in developing the "big" jazz band included bandleaders and arrangers Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller

The site is divided into several 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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