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Bud Shank: Still Going Strong at Eighty-Two

By Published: October 6, 2008
Jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson's entire music library has been donated to the University of North Texas in Denton, and his collection of memorabilia including horns, wardrobe and awards will likely be housed at a museum in Denton, the university has announced.

According to UNT music professor Steve Wiest, an anonymous donor and a foundation bought Ferguson's estate for $600,000. The Maynard Ferguson Music Library will cover the high-note maestro's career from the mid-1950s until his death in 2006. The school was chosen, said James Scott, dean of UNT's College of Music, because of its long history of excellence in jazz music. The collection will be available at the university's music library.

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