Elmon Wright

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Elmon Wright
Born (1929-10-27)October 27, 1929
Died 1984 (aged 54–55)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Trumpeter
Instruments Trumpet
Associated acts Don Redman, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Earl Bostic, Buddy Rich, Earle Warren, Milt Jackson

Elmon Wright (October 27, 1929 – 1984) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the son of Lammar Wright, Sr. and the brother of Lammar Wright, Jr..

Wright played with Don Redman early in his career, then with Dizzy Gillespie's first big band in 1945. Following this he played with Roy Eldridge and then went back to Gillespie's ensemble, touring and recording with him from 1946 until 1950. He toured with Earl Bostic in 1954-55, then worked freelance in New York City, including at the Apollo Theater in Harlem with R&B and rock groups. He played with Buddy Rich and Earle Warren in 1959, and recorded with Milt Jackson in 1963.


With Dizzy Gillespie

With Milt Jackson