Maynard Ferguson

Maynard Ferguson

Birth
Verdun, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 23 Aug 2006 (aged 78)
Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 15492152 · View Source
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Jazz Musician. Born Walter Ferguson, he was a trumpeter and bandleader who is probably best known for playing lead trumpet in Bill Conti's song "Gonna Fly Now", which was featured in the movie "Rocky" (1976). A native of Montreal, Canada, he was a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Prior to that he worked with such Jazz greats as Charlie Barnet and Jimmy Dorsey. In 1957, Ferguson formed his own band and recorded many albums including, "Carnival". In addition to "Rocky", Ferguson also performed on the soundtrack for the film "The Ten Commandments" (1956).

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15492152
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maynard Ferguson (4 May 1928–23 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15492152, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.