Marcus Belgrave

American trumpeter

Marcus Belgrave (June 12, 1936 – May 24, 2015) was an American jazz trumpet player. He was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, but raised in Detroit, Michigan. He recorded with a variety of famous musicians, bandleaders, and record labels since the 1950s.[1]

Marcus Belgrave
Birth nameMarcus Batista Belgrave
Born(1936-06-12)June 12, 1936
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
OriginDetroit, Michigan, United States
DiedMay 23, 2015(2015-05-23) (aged 78)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
LabelsDetroit jazz musicians co-op
Associated actsMotown, Ray Charles, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Joan Belgrave

Belgrave died on May 24, 2015, in Ann Arbor, Michigan of heart failure, aged 78.[2]


  1. Yanow, Scott. "Marcus Belgrave". Biography. Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  2. Tamarkin, Jeff (2015-05-24). "Detroit Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2015-05-24.