trum·​pet·​er | \ ˈtrəm-pə-tər \

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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Ravi Coltrane was the first act when the club opened; in the couple of years since, Australian trumpeter James Morrison, Antonia Bennett (daughter of Tony), and César Orozco have all graced the stage. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Venues & Places for Live Music in Melbourne," 10 Sep. 2018 Vitamin C, a group led by trumpeter Chalis O’Neal, collaborated on au currant jazz at Black Dolphin. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "Built to Spill, Social Distortion fittingly end great music day at Middle of the Map," 1 July 2018 His fine foursome includes trumpeter Jeff Stout, bassist Bronek Suchanek, and drummer Bob Gullotti., "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 22 June 2018 Led by trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, this Davis tribute has a lot of dark magic to try and recapture. Chris Barton,, "Playboy Jazz Festival: Five acts not to miss at the Hollywood Bowl," 6 June 2018 This group’s stunning cohesion owes to longevity: Mr. Tidd and drummer Sean Rickman have played with Mr. Coleman for more than 20 years; guitarist Miles Okazaki, for nearly a decade; trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, now 36, joined half his life ago. Larry Blumenfeld, WSJ, "‘Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. I (The Embedded Sets)’ by Steve Coleman Review: The Complex Made Accessible," 20 Aug. 2018 As good a place to start as any is Viper’s Drag, his 2014 collaboration with trumpeter Steven Bernstein & the Hot 9 that brings glorious life to Butler originals as wells as Jelly Roll Morton and Fats Waller. Dan Deluca,, "Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Samantha Fish at the Hard Rock, Chuck Prophet two times and Kool & the Gang at the Dell," 5 July 2018 Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca sings a Spanish-themed program, and the Miles Electric Band salutes the late, great, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Matt Cooper,, "Weekend Picks: 'Swan Lake,' 'Violet,' a Miles Davis tribute and more," 2 Mar. 2018 In the 1960s, Marsalis played in trumpeter Al Hirt's band. Mike Scott,, "Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz master: 1 of 300," 31 Jan. 2018

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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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