Trumpeter Wayne Bergeron is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Concord Recording Artist. Wayne is enjoying a career as one of the most active lead trumpet players in the world. With studio dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest soloist appearances and clinics, Wayne has no intention of slowing down.
In 1986, Bergeron landed the lead trumpet position with the Maynard Ferguson Band. He can be heard on such MF recordings as Body & Soul, Big Bop Nouveau, Brass Attitude, and The One & Only Maynard Ferguson. Remarking on the talented trumpet player, Maynard Ferguson had this to say during a radio interview: “Wayne is the most musical lead trumpet player I’ve ever had on my band.”
As a sideman, Bergeron’s list of CD credits reads like a who’s who in contemporary jazz and pop, running the stylistic gamut from Ray Charles to Green Day. Other stellar names include Beyoncé, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Seth MacFarlane, Natalie Cole, The Dirty Loops, Celine Dion, Seal, Diana Krall, and on and on.
Bergeron has worked on over 300 TV and motion picture soundtracks and soloed on many. A partial list of film credits include Toy Story 3, Frozen, Despicable Me, Cars 2 , Anchorman, The Incredibles, Smurfs, Pirates of the Caribbean 1,2 & 3, Get Smart, Enchanted, National Treasure 2, National Treasure, Hairspray, Mission Impossible 3, Ice Age 2, Spiderman 1 & 2, Fantastic Four 1 & 2, Catch Me if You Can, and South Park.
Bergeron’s passion for big bands has led to his inclusion in some of Los Angeles’ most well respected bands. He has recorded with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Chris Walden, Tom Kubis, John La Barbara, Ralph Carmichael, Bob Florence, Frank Capp, Matt Cattingub, Bill Liston, Kim Richmond, Ray Anthony, Buddy Childers, Roger Neumann, Bill Perkins, Bill Elliott, Gary Irwin, Bill Watrous, Bob Curnow, and many more.
After being behind the scene for so many years, Bergeron stepped out on his own with his first solo recording effort, You Call This a Living? This debut project earned him a Grammy nomination in 2004 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, as well as rave reviews from fans and press worldwide. Wayne’s most recent recording, Plays Well With Others, was released on the Concord Jazz label in 2007 was met with the same acclaim. Wayne is regularly featured with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, as well as guest appearances with the L.A. Philharmonic, The New York Philharmonic, and the Cleveland Orchestra.
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