Wendell Brunious

Wendell Brunious

Jazz Trumpeter and Bandleader
United States

Wendell Brunious, arguably one of the greatest jazz trumpet artists alive today, has traveled the globe, performing on the world’s most prestigious stages. Born into an impressive musical lineage—his late father was the legendary trumpeter and arranger John “Picket” Brunious, Sr.—Wendell began learning the trumpet at seven, and at nine, already had a recording to his name. By his early 20s, he was accepted into the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, an ensemble of New Orleans’s top traditional jazz musicians. And at 33, he was fronting the band, remaining as its leader for more than two decades. His remarkable career has also included touring with vibraphonist extraordinaire Lionel Hampton; recording with music giants Eric Clapton, Dr. John and Arturo Sandoval; and founding the New Orleans Jazz All-Stars band. Fondly known today as the elder statesman of New Orleans jazz musicians, he is revered in his hometown and respected worldwide.

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