Wayne Bergeron is a trumpeter who has worked extensively with Disney in Disneyland Show Bands as well as in other big bands. In Big Bop Nouveau in the year 1986, he played the lead trumpet position. While working with this band, he became very influenced and admired by his leader, Maynard Ferguson, who said he was the most musical trumpet player he had ever worked with.
“You Call This A Living”, Wayne Bergeron’s first solo album, got him nominated for a grammy in 2004 in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble category. In 2006, he started playing lead trumpet with the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band and he worked with Maynard on his last project.
More recently, he has his hands in the Yamaha Corporation, creating the custom Yamaha models YTR-8335LA and YTR-8335LAS. They are available in both lacquer and silver plate with a 5” French-rimmed bell with a large bore that produces a big tone without falling short on range and intonation. He still tours and visits high schools as well.