Maynard Ferguson (Trumpet & Bandleader)
Born: 4th May 1928, Verdun, Quebec, Canada
Died: 23rd August 2006, Ventura, California, U.S.
Walter Maynard Ferguson CM was a Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader. He came to prominence in Stan Kenton's orchestra before forming his own big band in 1957. He was noted for his bands, which often served as stepping stones for up-and-coming talent, his versatility on several instruments, and his ability to play in a high register.