Happy Birthday, Maynard!

May 4, 2017 would have been Maynard’s 89th birthday!

If you live in the Los Angeles area, check out the tribute to Maynard that Frank Vardaros has put together on Wednesday, May 3.

Frank VARDAROS Jazz Orchestra Tribute to Maynard FERGUSON
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 8:30 PM PDT
Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA

Welcome to the new MaynardFerguson.com!

Welcome to the newly redesigned MaynardFerguson.com!  In addition to a new and improved look, we have rebuilt the site on new technology that allows us to add new information and content much more quickly and easily.  In other words, we can bring news, updates, and information to Maynard Ferguson fans much more frequently.

We are still in the process of adding content, and in the meantime we’d love to hear your feedback.  We’d also love your contributions.

Special thanks to Maynard’s daughter Wilder for her tireless efforts in getting content moved into the new design.

Big Bop Nouveau

Big Bop Nouveau – Reissue

1989’s modern bebop-drenched big band music.

In the late 1980s, Maynard Ferguson took a break from his highly successful fusion band, High Voltage, and returned to an all-star assemblage of horn players for his 60th Birthday Big Band Tour. Never one to rest on his laurels, MF and band entered the state of the art Sound Design Studios in Santa Barbara, California, throughout 1989, to record a new record.

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Body & Soul – Reissue

Maynard 1986 Re-Invention.

After the release of 1983’s Storm, and the following year’s Live From San Francisco, Maynard Ferguson was on a creative roll. When Body & Soul appeared in 1986, Ferguson himself said “It’s my best album in many years! Bear in mind, this is music we’ve worked on for some time, re-designing it and changing it—the tunes are not something we just hatched for a studio session.”

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