trum·​pet·​er | \ ˈtrəm-pə-tər How to pronounce trumpeter (audio) \

Definition of trumpeter

1a : a trumpet player specifically : one that gives signals with a trumpet
b : one that praises or advocates : eulogist, spokesman
2a : any of a genus (Psophia of the family Psophiidae) of large gregarious long-legged South American birds that are related to the cranes and have a long thin neck usually held close to the body
b : any of an Asian breed of pigeons with a rounded crest and heavily feathered feet

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The band, which also included a trumpeter, a pianist, and an accordionist, played jazz standards at school dances and assemblies, and eventually at adult venues such as the Kiwanis Club. Allan Kozinn,, "Michael Colgrass, composer who transcended genres, dies at 87," 10 July 2019 The band, which also included a trumpeter, a pianist and an accordionist, played jazz standards at school dances and assemblies, and eventually at adult venues like the Kiwanis Club. Allan Kozinn, New York Times, "Michael Colgrass, Composer Who Transcended Genres, Dies at 87," 9 July 2019 The band’s unusual instrumentation will also include trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Fareed Haque, bassist Tim Landers, keyboardist Scott Tibbs and bassoonist Paul Hanson. Dan Emerson, Twin Cities, "Fall Arts Guide: Jazz on the menu in a mix of venues and styles," 7 Sep. 2019 Some of the actor/musicians bring the jazz vibe into the show itself, particularly trumpeter Tyler Felson, nattily dressed as a merchant. Christopher Arnott,, "Review: Elm Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ a joyous, joke-based stroll in the park," 19 Aug. 2019 Life as a jazz trumpeter was an uphill battle, said her son Darrin, who confirmed her death. Steve Marble, Los Angeles Times, "Clora Bryant, who broke barriers as a jazz trumpet player, dies at 92," 5 Sep. 2019 In addition to King, MKB features drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson and saxophonist Dean Mitchell. Matt Wake |, al, "He’s 23, Southern and the guitar-hero of the future," 27 Aug. 2019 Two of his writing partners on the album are Leron Thomas, a jazz trumpeter from Houston, and the composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate, who records as Noveller. Amanda Petrusich, The New Yorker, "The Survival of Iggy Pop," 26 Aug. 2019 Childs was first discovered by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and has since collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma and Sting. Sarah Wu,, "Legendary jazz composer Billy Childs to join Berklee as a visiting scholar this fall," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of trumpeter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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: a person who plays a trumpet

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