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Trumpet Stolen From Jazz Great Marcus Belgrave Recovered

Mar 13, 2014

Authorities say a trumpet stolen from Detroit jazz star Marcus Belgrave is back in his hands, while the suspected thief is in theirs. 

Jazz Great and WEMU Favorite Marcus Belgrave reunited with stolen, custom trumpet
Credit marcusbelgrave.net

The Detroit Free Press says the horn was stolen Friday out of Belgrave's car in Detroit and arrived at a pawn shop. Police say an employee contacted officers to say the store had Belgrave's instrument. 

WXYZ-TV says Belgrave retrieved his trumpet Wednesday and says police are holding a suspect in the theft. 

Belgrave has worked with Ray Charles, Charles Mingus, Wynton Marsalis and many others. In 2009, he received the Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist award honoring nationally acclaimed artists who have pursued their careers in the Detroit area.