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The Trumpet


Aerophone | Wind | Brass


Listen to the Trumpet

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The trumpet is the highest pitch of the brass instruments and can be found playing in almost every style of music including classical, jazz, pop and brass ensembles, to name a few.

Here are some of my favourite trumpet players (but my actual list is far longer!). Search their names on Youtube and enjoy their amazing trumpet playing, I hope they inspire you!

Notable examples of Trumpet recordings, click on > for YouTube:


Classical Orchestra

  • Mahler 5th Symphony
    (opening trumpet solo) >

  • Fanfare for the Common Man >

Film Scores

  • The Incredibles >

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark >

Classical Solo

  • Alison Balsom – Haydn trumpet concerto >

  • Philip Cobb – Arutunian Trumpet Concerto >


  • Stevie Wonder (Sir Duke) >

  • Jamiroquai >

  • Earth, Wind and Fire >

Jazz Band

  • Louis Dowdeswell Big Band >

  • Arturo Sandoval >


Jazz Solo

  • Wynton Marsalis – La Vie En Rose
    (very cool jazz playing) 

  • Arturo Sandoval >


Brass Ensemble

  • London Brass >

  • Mnozil Brass >

  • Wynton Marsalis

  • Miles Davis

  • Louis Armstrong

  • Derek Watkins

  • Wayne Bergeron

  • Arturo Sandoval

  • Louis Dowdeswell

  • Alison Balsom

  • Hakan Hardenberger

  • Maurice Murphy

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