Introducing the Maynard Ferguson Tour Date Archive! Over the years, visitors to this site have floated the idea of putting together an archive of Maynard Ferguson tour dates; a collection that Maynard fans could browse to reminisce about concerts they attended or to see when Maynard was in their area. I always thought this was a great idea, but the task of collecting the dates seemed insurmountable. Then I received a message from Phoenix-based trumpeter and Maynard fan Kurt Finchum. He was working to collect tour dates and had arranged to visit the Maynard Ferguson Jazz Museum in Sherman Texas to view Maynard's planners. For the first time, this idea seemed like it could be a reality.
The archive is a work in progress, and we're starting with 1976. On our 1976 page you'll find all of the tour dates that Kurt was able to collect. The archive also includes some set lists as well as articles and photographs. The archive will be growing as I continue to add years. This is a collective project, and I need your help. Do you have a photograph of a program or a ticket stub? Can you verify any dates for us that may be missing from our collection? Perhaps you have a story about a concert? Let us know! You can follow the progress of this archive on Facebook, Twitter, and our mailing list. -Matt Keller