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Charlie Shavers' Leblanc B-Flat Trumpet

December 3

This trumpet was made by Georges Leblanc in Paris, France around 1960 to 1965. It is a B-flat trumpet, serial #16674, made of brass with 3 piston valves.


This trumpet was previously owned by Charles James “Charlie” Shavers (1920-1971), an American jazz trumpeter, who performed with jazz greats such as, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, and Lucky Millinder.

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Leblanc B-Flat Trumpet, used by Charlie Shavers

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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Trumpets
date made
1950-1965
ID Number
1983.0479.01
accession number
1983.0479
catalog number
1983.0479.01
Description (Brief)

This trumpet was made by Georges Leblanc in Paris, France around 1960 to1965. It is a B-flat trumpet, serial #16674, made of brass with 3 piston valves. This trumpet is engraved:

G.LEBLANC
PARIS

This trumpet was previously owned by Charles James “Charlie” Shavers (1920-1971), an American jazz trumpeter, who performed with jazz greats such as, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Sidney Bechet, and Lucky Millinder.

Location
Currently not on view
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche Shavers
maker
G. Leblanc Corporation
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 in x 4 3/4 in x 6 in; 48.26 cm x 12.065 cm x 15.24 cm
trumpet: 4 7/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 19 in; 12.3825 cm x 16.51 cm x 48.26 cm
mouthpiece: 3 7/16 in x 1 1/16 in; 8.73125 cm x 2.69875 cm
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Object Name
trumpet