PLEASE ALLOW A MOMENT FOR 30+ TRUMPET YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO LOAD.
Listening to great recordings and developing musical heroes is a critical component of learning to play an instrument.
Perusing the jazz section of Tower Records at fourteen years old in 1992 was an overwhelming experience. The choices seemed paralyzingly endless. My high school band director, David Kimura, suggested "something by Miles Davis." While helpful, there were over 100 Miles Davis albums alone! Which was the right one?
The selected artists, albums and songs below are represent a wonderful starting point for those looking to fall in love with music performed on the trumpet.
Private students are very familiar with this page as they are required to know this music and be identify any selection after only a few notes. The best listeners become the best players.