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Marcus Belgrave

marcus belgrave

Marcus Belgrave (born June 12, 1936) is a jazz trumpet player from Detroit, born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He has recorded with a variety of famous musicians, bandleaders, and record labels since the 1950s.[1]

Belgrave was tutored by Clifford Brown before joining the Ray Charles touring band. He later worked with Gunther Schuller, Carl Craig, Max Roach, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, La Palabra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dizzy Gillespie and John Sinclair, amongst others.

Belgrave is a frequent faculty member at Stanford Jazz Workshop and is currently visiting professor of jazz trumpet at theOberlin Conservatory. Among Belgrave’s students are Rodney Whitaker, Kenny Garrett, Robert Hurst, Regina Carter,James Carter, Geri Allen, Karriem Riggins, Kasan Belgrave and Carlos McKinney.


As leader[edit]

  • Gemini II (Tribe Records, 1974; reissued Universal Sound, 2004).
  • Working together (Detroit Jazz), 1992 (featuring Lawrence Williams)
  • Live at Kerrytown Concert House (Detroit Jazz), 1995
  • In the tradition (GHB) (featuring Doc Cheatham and Art Hodes)
  • You don’t know me – Tribute to New Orleans, Ray Charles and the Great Ladies of Song (DJMC), 2006
  • Marcus, Charlie and Joan…Once again (DJMC), 2008

As sideman[edit]

With Geri Allen

With George Gruntz

With McCoy Tyner

With B.B. King

With David Murray

With Horace Tapscott

With Joe Henderson

With Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra


External links[edit]


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