Clifford Brown (1930 – 1956), aka "Brownie," was an influential and highly rated American jazz trumpeter. He died aged 25, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Valery Ponomarev, Wynton Marsalis, and many others. He was inducted into the Down Beat "Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1972 in the critics' poll.
FAKE: This is often presented as being a photo of Billie Holiday. FACT: It's definitely not Billie but there's an argument over who it is. One camp says it is Lorraine (Yourna) Byrd, wife of trumpeter Donald Byrd on 48th St. Others insist it's Lorraine Glover in a photo by William Claxton. Both say it was taken in 1960.
Clark Terry (born December 14, 1920) is an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Quincy Jones.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana c. 1920s He was another popular musician. He played mostly jazz music. (The most popular genre of the 1920s.)