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Maynard Ferguson

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Walter Maynard Ferguson
Born May 4, 1928
Verdun, Quebec, Canada
Died August 23, 2006 (aged 78)
Ventura, California, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupations Bandleader, trumpeter
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn, firebird, trombone, valve trombone, superbone, baritone horn, French horn, soprano saxophone
Years active 1939–2006
Associated acts Big Bop Nouveau, Stan Kenton Orchestra
Website maynardferguson.com
Notable instruments
Superbone, Firebird
External video
Oral History, Maynard Ferguson recalls his first job at Paramount playing trumpet for the movie, Rear Window.” Interview date March 7, 2006, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Oral History Library
Walter Maynard Ferguson (May 4, 1928 – August 23, 2006) was a Canadian jazz musician and bandleader. He came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton’s orchestra before forming his own band in 1957. He was noted for his bands, which often served as stepping stones for up-and-coming talent,[1] and his ability to play expressively and accurately in a remarkably high register.

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