Historical information

Trumpet which belonged to Roger Emerson Bell leading jazz trumpeter and composer who was a major influence on the development of a uniquely Australian Jazz form. He played with his brother Graeme Bell and also led his own groups.


Trumpet played by Australian Jazz musician Roger Bell through the mid to late 20th century

Physical description

Silvered brass trumpet and mouthpiece with slight dent on rear

Inscriptions & markings

Engraved "Made by Henry Selmer - Paris Depose Grand Prix Geneve 1927 Liege 1930 Signed by maker Henry Selmer Place Dancourt, Paris Made in France" "Silver on Brass Serial # 6697 (engraved on second valve)"