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Wayne Bergeron is a jazz, studio/lead trumpet player.

Bergeron played in various Disneyland Show Bands after high school. He then landed the lead trumpet position with the Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau Band in 1986. Wayne can be heard on Ferguson's recordings "Body & Soul", "Big Bop Nouveau", "Brass Attitude" as well as Ferguson's final album, The One and Only Maynard Ferguson, released in May 2007. Remarking on the talented trumpet player, Maynard Ferguson once said "Wayne is the most musical lead trumpet player I’ve ever had the pleasure of having on my band."

Bergeron’s first solo big band CD, You Call This A Living?, earned him a Grammy nomination in 2004 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. Wayne's latest project Plays Well With Others features Maynard Ferguson. Wayne recently played Lead Trumpet on what has become Maynard's last studio project in June 2006 and plays lead trumpet in Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band as well.

Wayne is a National Artist for the Yamaha Corporation who recently released the Bergeron Model Custom Yamaha YTR-8335LA and YTR-8335LAS trumpets. Available in lacquer or silver-plate, the Bergeron model shares the same 5", french-rimmed bell as the Bobby Shew model YTR-8310Z and YTR-8310ZS but has a slightly larger bore producing a bigger tone without sacrificing range. Wayne enjoys his work as a clinician/guest soloist and continues to tour in the United States as well as abroad. In October 2004, Wayne performed as a featured artist at Stratospheric, a four day festival honoring trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. In September 2006, Wayne was honored to have performed as a featured soloist at The Maynard Ferguson Tribute Concert in St. Louis, Missouri along with many other world class trumpet players, including his long time friend and colleague, Roger Ingram. The Bergeron Model Kanstul Trumpet (Model #1600) is also an instrument designed by Wayne Bergeron by Kanstul of California. Wayne tours to different high schools and universities to play with the bands.

Artists who Bergeron has worked alongside

As a sideman, Wayne has been involved with hundreds of recording projects that include:

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