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Wayne Bergeron

Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most active players on the Los Angeles scene. With studio dates, International touring, jazz concerts, guest soloist appearances and clinics he has no intention of slowing down. In 1986 Wayne 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." 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." Bergeron's first solo Big Band CD entitled "You Call This A Living?" earned him a Grammy nomination in 2004 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble as well as rave reviews from fans and press worldwide. As a sideman Wayne has been involved with hundreds of CD projects that include Beyoncé, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Christina Aguilera, INXS, Michael Bolton, Gwen Stefani, Earth Wind & Fire, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Chicago, Bette Midler, Ray Charles, Diane Reeves, Celine Dion, Diana Krall, Mel Tormé, Barry Manilow, Arturo Sandoval, Robbie Williams, Keeley Smith, Ronnie Milsap, Lee Ann Womack, Lou Rawls, Green Day, The Mars Volta, The Offspring, Bobby Caldwell, Rosemary Cloony, Diane Schuur, Brian Setzer, Joe Cocker, Kenny G., Eric Marienthal, Dave Koz, David Benoit, Warren Hill, Tito Puente, and The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. A partial list of film credits include Superman Returns, Mission Impossible 3, The Guardian, Ice Age 2, (the Meltdown), X-Men 3,The Incredibles, Spiderman 2, Fantastic Four, Pink Panther, Mr


Pain & Beauty

Label: Self Pulished
Released: 2023
Track listing: Battle Cry; Pain & Beauty; Five Wounds; Scram Jam; A Song for Rick; Dried Corsages; Helping Someone to Die; My Dead Are Not Silent; Pure Imagination.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Nduduzo Makhathini, Wayne Bergeron, Maria Parker & Zachary Finnegan

Read "Nduduzo Makhathini, Wayne Bergeron, Maria Parker & Zachary Finnegan" reviewed by Joe Dimino

We kick off the 859th Episode of Neon Jazz with Zachary Finnegan, a rising star from Chicago and music from his debut album Guidance and Gratitude. From there, we dig into a musician who provided an early shot of inspiration for Zachary in Wayne Bergeron. Continuing on, we hear tasty new material from Maria Parker, Michael ...


Raymond Scott Reimagined

Label: ViolinJazz Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Powerhouse (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Raymond Scott On The Creative Process (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Toy Trumpet (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); In An 18th Century Drawing Room (Quartet San Francisco, Take 6; Gordon Goodwin); Raymond Scott On Rehearsing The Quintette (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Cutey And The Dragon (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Huckleberry Duck (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin); “I Remember Nothing Of That” (R. Scott And Art Shifrin, Spoken Word); The Quintette Goes To A Dance (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Yesterday’S Ice Cubes (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); Quintessentially American (R. Scott And John Williams, Spoken Word); Twilight In Turkey (Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band); “I’m An Experimentalist” (R. Scott, Spoken Word); Serenade (Quartet San Francisco, Take 6)


Payin’ My Dues

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2023


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Cutey and the Dragon

Label: ViolinJazz Recordings
Released: 2023
Duration: 05:02


Article: Album Review

Ryan Haines Big Band: Emerald and Sapphire

Read "Emerald and Sapphire" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The last time Ryan Haines recorded a big-band album he had a day gig with the U.S. Armed Services--more specifically, as lead trombonist and chief arranger for the Air Force Falconaires at the USAF Academy, just north of Colorado Springs, CO. That was in 2007, and the album was People and Places (Sea Breeze Jazz), Haines' ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

In the Studios-West Coast: Part 2

Read "In the Studios-West Coast: Part 2" reviewed by Monk Rowe


Article: Album Review

Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra: Pain & Beauty

Read "Pain & Beauty" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A religious man at heart, composer/band leader and producer Brian Eisenberg leads an 18-piece big band (The Brian Eisenberg Jazz Orchestra) on a personal musical exploration on the meaning of love through the perspective of what may be beautiful, and what may seem hurtful on the very introspective and challenging Pain & Beauty. The album, as ...


News: Recording

‘Raymond Scott Reimagined,’ The Unprecedented Musical Journey Featuring Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin & Take 6 Is Available Now

‘Raymond Scott Reimagined,’ The Unprecedented Musical Journey Featuring Quartet San Francisco, Gordon Goodwin & Take 6 Is Available Now

Violinjazz Recordings, the label of acclaimed Grammy-nominated musician Jeremy Cohen, principal violinist and founder of Classical Crossover specialists Quartet San Francisco, has announced the release of ‘Raymond Scott Reimagined,’ an unprecedented new collaboration teaming Quartet San Francisco with accomplished Grammy/Emmy Award-winning composer/producer/arranger Gordon Goodwin and revered Grammy-winning a cappella group Take 6. The thrilling 14-track collection, ...


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