[Dixielandjazz] Maynard Ferguson at Schools

Bob Romans cellblk7 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 19 07:08:31 PDT 2005

"...an overweight, antique trumpet player"...Simple...It's MAYNARD FERGUSON 
FER Gawd's sake! Not just another name in music/jazz!
He's THE MAN!!! He came to Lodi in 1976 for a band fundraiser for Tokay High 
School. I'm pretty sure he gave a break in dollars, but, the fact 
remains...MIGAWD what a band! Stan Mark on lead trumpet, Bobby Militello on 
bari sax and flute to name just a couple of the musicians.
If I went to any of the high schools in our area and tried to book ANY local 
band for a concert, the stares I would get would be incredulous! Sadly!
He will be at Millbrae HS, Millbrae, Ca., Feb.4...my bet is he would draw a 
bigger crowd than Wynton...
Warm regards,
Bob Romans,
Cell Block 7 Jazz Band
1617 Lakeshore Dr.
Lodi, Ca. 95242
Cell 209-747-1148
Because I play trumpet, I envy no one.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>; <jazzdude39 at comcast.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 5:54 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Maynard Ferguson at Schools

> Dave Hanson <jazzdude39 at comcast.net> wrote
> about Barbone's asking about Maynard's High School Gigs.
>> Steve,
>> That's an easy one.....his agent knows the band will be in town, or
>> close to it
>> anyway, and offers a deal they can't refuse. We used to call it block
>> booking !
>> Maybe contact one of the schools and find out who booked them !
>> I'm surprised you would even ask !
> Ha, Ha, I must admit to an ulterior motive in asking the question. Some
> folks on the DJML seem to think it is impossible to get jazz to High 
> Schools
> and Colleges. And when I "preach" about getting jazz to young people, they
> rant and rave that I do not live in the real world. Maynard Ferguson, 
> along
> with other working musicians in the real world, proves otherwise.
> In looking at his full schedule, it appears that the majority of his gigs
> are at schools.
> Golly gee, if an overweight, antique trumpet player can do it, how about 
> you
> young lions going out there and doing it? :-) VBG
> Cheers,
> Steve
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