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Jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan began his professional career in Philadelphia at age fifteen. At eighteen, he performed with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and then joined Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra.

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    Gold Record in 1962 on to his induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in the 21st Century- Herb Alpert has had a unique tale to tell.

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    Trumpeter. Singer. Actor. Entertainer. In his life, Louis Armstrong thrilled audiences worldwide and influenced countless musicians.

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    Known for his amazing control in the upper register and lyrical style of playing.

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    William Vacchiano was principal trumpet with the New York Philharmonic from 1942 to 1973, and taught at Juilliard, the Manhattan School of Music, the Mannes College of Music, Queens College, and Columbia Teachers College.

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    Wynton Marsalis is a renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer.

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    Children's Books that feature or have stories with a trumpet.

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