Marvin Stamm

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Marvin Stamm
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Marvin Stamm in 2008
Background information
Birth nameMarvin Louis Stamm
Born (1939-05-23) May 23, 1939 (age 80)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Associated actsThe Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, American Jazz Orchestra, Westchester Jazz Orchestra

Marvin Louis Stamm (born May 23, 1939) is an American jazz trumpeter.


Stamm began on trumpet at age twelve. He attended Memphis State University and then North Texas State University, where he was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band. He was a member of Stan Kenton's Mellophonium Orchestra from 1961 to 1963, then worked with Woody Herman from 1965 to 1966. Following this he was The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra from 1966 to 1972 and with Benny Goodman from 1974 to 1975.

In the 1970s he began a decades-long career as a prolific studio and session musician. In the studio he has recorded with Paul McCartney, Average White Band, Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Donald Fagen, Oliver Nelson, Duke Pearson, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr., Patrick Williams, Michel Legrand, Lena Horne, Frank Foster, Paul Desmond, Frankie Valli, Deodato, Les DeMerle, and George Benson. He played the flugelhorn solo on "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul McCartney.

In the 1980s he played with John Lewis's American Jazz Orchestra, the Bob Mintzer Band, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band (1987), Louie Bellson's Big Band and the band of composer Maria Schneider. He has been a member of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra since 2002.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Patti Austin

With Kenny Burrell

With Benny Carter

With Hank Crawford

With Deodato

  • Prelude (CTI, 1973)
  • Whirlwinds (MCA, 1974)

With Paul Desmond

With Bo Diddley

With Donald Fagen

With Frank Foster

With George Gruntz

With Johnny Hammond

With Woody Herman

With Johnny Hodges

With Groove Holmes

With Jackie and Roy

With Jazz Orchestra of the Delta

With J. J. Johnson and Kai Winding

With Quincy Jones

With Stan Kenton

With Hubert Laws

With O'Donel Levy

With Chuck Mangione

With Arif Mardin

With Paul McCartney

  • Ram (Apple, 1971)

With Jimmy McGriff

With Milton Nascimento

With Oliver Nelson

With Dakota Staton

With Ed Summerlin

With Gábor Szabó

With Cal Tjader

  • Hip Vibrations (Verve, 1967)
  • The Prophet (Verve, 1968)
  • Cal Tjader Sounds Out Burt Bacharach (Verve, 1968)

With Walter Wanderley

With Randy Weston

With Larry Willis

As music educator[edit]

  • Voices The University of Memphis Southern Comfort Jazz Orochestra (Select-O-Hits, 2007) - liner notes


  1. ^ "Marvin Stamm | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 January 2017.

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