Classical Trumpet Performance, Teaching

​John Freeman

Trumpet Names you should know


We are all standing on the shoulders of these great trumpet artists.  Listen to their recordings, and read their books, and if possible, go see their concerts!  We owe them a great debt.


Current Soloists/ Recording Artists
Hakan Hardenberger
Sergei Nakariakov
Alison Balsom
Tine Thing Helseth
Matthias Höfs
Niklas Eklund (baroque trumpet)
Wynton Marsalis

Past Soloists/ Recording Artists
Maurice Andre
Doc Severisen
Timofei Dokschitzer
Gerard Schwartz
Harry James
Rafael Mendez

American Orchestral Principals
Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic
Michael Sachs, Cleveland Orchestra
Chris Martin, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Mark Inouye, San Francisco Symphony
Tom Hooten, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Tom Rolfs, Boston Symphony Orchestra
David Bilger, Philadelphia Orchestra

Past Orchestral Principals
Adolf “Bud” Herseth, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Glenn Fischthal, San Francisco Symphony
Roger Voisin, Boston Symphony Orchestra
William Vacchiano, New York Philharmonic
Tom Stevens, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Current Jazz Greats
Nicholas Payton
Wynton Marsalis
Chris Botti
Arturo Sandoval
Terrance Blanchard
Roy Hargrove

Past Jazz Greats
Louis Armstrong
Clifford Brown
Lee Morgan
Miles Davis
“Dizzy” Gillespie
Maynard Ferguson
Herbie Hancock
Freddie Hubbard
Herb Alpert