Remembering Maynard Ferguson

He's known for his long high notes on the trumpet, and most notably the theme song to the movie "Rocky." But his memorable music isn't the only reason the death of Maynard Ferguson is being felt here in Eastern Carolina. Ferguson, world famous trumpeter and trombone player, died Wednesday at the age of 78. Local friends across Eastern Carolina, like Public Radio East's Tom Mallison remember how he worked with children here, holding clinics for young kids, even critiquing the East Carolina University Jazz Ensemble one of those times he was here. Mallison will host a tribute to Ferguson this Sunday on Public Radio East from 6 to 11 p-m.


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