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Trumpet stolen from jazz master Marcus Belgrave

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A trumpet belonging to Marcus Belgrave was stolen Friday in Detroit A trumpet belonging to Marcus Belgrave was stolen Friday in Detroit
This is the one-of-a kind trumpet made of copper This is the one-of-a kind trumpet made of copper
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

He's part of the rhythm and soul of Detroit. Longtime jazz musician Marcus Belgrave is heartbroken after a thief stole his one-of-a kind trumpet. It's not just his instrument, it's the way he earns a living.

Click on the video player to watch the report from Fox 2's Randy Wimbley.

"I went to the trunk and I opened trunk up and said, 'This can't be real,'" Belgrave's wife told Fox 2. "So I closed it back again and I opened it again and said, 'Your horn is gone, how is your horn gone?!'"

It happened after Belgrave's performance Friday night at Cliff Bells in Detroit. He and his wife Joan went to Bert's at Eastern Market to hang out afterwards and that's where the rare custom-made horn was stolen The low key jazz star has played all over the world and played with the best of them from Motown's finest to Ray Charles. He's the last living member of Charles' original seven piece band. He's also worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few.

The trumpet, made of copper, helps Belgrave create his signature sound. He says he won't press charges and may even give a reward if his trumpet is returned.

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