Maynard Ferguson Tour Date Archive – MFTourDates.NET

1987 Tour Dates

No gig calendars were available. Dates are from newsletters only and should be considered incomplete.


1/17 Ventura, CA  Ventura High School
1/24 Phoenix, AZ  North High School
1/26 Long Beach, CA  Birdland West
1/27 Escondido, CA  Orange Glen High School
1/28 Fresno, CA  Cal State University
1/29 Modesto, CA  Modesto Junior College
1/30 Rheem Valley, CA  Rheem Theatre

2/4 Bend, OR
2/5 Wiser, ID
2/6 Spokane, WA  Whitworth College
2/8 Richland, WA  Richland High School
2/12 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
2/13 Concord, CA
2/16 Salt Lake City, UT  University of Utah
2/17 Aspen, CO
2/20 – 21 Houston, TX  Rockefellers
2/22 Boca Raton, FL (MF only)
2/26 El Dorado, KS  Butler County Community College
2/28 Warrensburg, MO  Central Missouri State University

3/2 Brookings, SD
3/5  Indianapolis, IN  Ben Davis High School

The Emperor’s Revenge (aka High Voltage)
Body and Soul
Jack Usage
Walkin’ on the Pier at Night

3/6 Akron, OH – The Tangier, 532 W Market
3/9 Livonia, MI  Jamie’s on 7
3/14 Williamsport, PA

4/11 Morrisville, NY (MF only)
4/13 Interlochen, MI  Interlochen Center for the Arts
4/16 Evansville, IN  Civic Auditorium (article)
4/17 Indianapolis, IN  Indiana Roof

Review: Maynard’s Here, High Notes Aren’t

4/18 Ft. Wayne, IN  Elmhurst High School
4/21 Valley City, ND  Valley City College
4/23 North Platte, NE
4/30 New Orleans, LA  Storyville

5/1 New Orleans, LA  Storyville
5/7 – 9 Ft. Worth, TX  Caravan of Dreams
5/15 South Bend, IN  Notre Dame
5/18 Washington, DC  Blues Alley
5/19 – 24 NY, NY The Blue Note
5/29 Hackensack, NJ

6/21 – Cincinnati, OH  Jazz Explosion
(this would have been part of a multi-date tour with MF and other artists)

7/19 Telluride, CO  Telluride Jazz Festival
7/22 Madison, WI  Bunky’s
7/24 Detroit, MI  Pontchartrain Hotel
7/25 Makinaw Island, MI  Grand Hotel
7/26 Chicago, IL  Park West Nite Club
7/27 Chicago, IL  Private Party
7/29 Edinboro, PA  Edinboro College
7/31 New Hope, PA  Misbehavin’ Mamas

8/1 New Haven, CT  The Greens
8/3 Cherry Hill, NJ
8/5 Ottawa, CN Barrymore’s
8/6 Manchester, NH  Veteran Memorial Park
8/7 Scranton, PA
8/9 Waukegan, IL  Lakefront Festival
8/22 Girard, OH  Metroplex Center
8/23 Detroit, MI  Sunbowl
8/30 Cleveland, OH  Zoo Amphitheatre

9/6 Toledo, OH  Toledo Festival
9/12 Savannah, GA  Savannah Jazz Festival
9/13 Guerneville, CA  Russian River Jazz Festival
9/16 Camden, NJ  Wiggins Waterfront Park
9/17 Shanesville, PA  Hagues Hotel
9/18 Union city, NJ  Park Theatre
9/19 – 20 Bristol, CT  Hershey Lake Compounce
9/24 Warren, MI  Fitzgerald High School
9/25 Battlecreek, MI  Kellogg Auditorium
9/26 Chicago, IL  Soldier Field
9/28 Livonia, MI  Jamies on 7
9/30 Skokie, IL  Niles East High School

10/1 Lynwood, IL  The House of Lynwood
10/2 E. Peoria, IL  Illinois Central College
10/4 Houton, MI  Michigan Tech University
10/7 Summersville, WV  Nicholas County High School
10/9 Charleston, WV Capitol Plazza
10/10 Cincinnati, OH  University of Cincinnati
10/14 New Orleans, Storyville
10/17 – 18 Houston, TX  Rockefellers
10/21 Gainesville, FL  Hippodrome
10/22 Deland, FL  Deland High School
10/24 Jacksonville, FL  University of Florida
10/25 Columbia, SC
10/28 Glen Elg, MD  Glen Elg High School
10/31 Grandville, OH  Dennison College

11/2 Washington, DC Blues Alley
11/3 Marion Center, PA  Marion Center Area High School
11/5 Waterford, CT  Waterford High School
11/6 Glastonbury, CT  Glastonbury High School
11/7 Berlin, West Germany  JazzFest Berlin

TV broadcast of High Voltage w/ former horn section:
The Last Dive
Body & Soul
Jack Usage
The Market Place
Gonna Fly Now

From Wayne Bergeron:
This gig was in Berlin. MF was doing the High Voltage band at the time -1987.
Only MF and Matt Wallace in the front line. For this one gig, they added
Steve Weist, Tim Ries, Don Hahn and myself to the High Voltage band.

Longest one nighter of my career!!!

Red eye to NY from LA
Arrive NY late morning
Head straight to rehearsal
Rehearse for a few hours
Head to JFK- fly to Berlin
Arrive early morning-Can’t sleep
Sound check in afternoon
MF’s band headlines the Berlin Jazz Fest
Party after gig,
past midnight at this point
Get to bed at about 4AM
5:30 leave for the airport- kill me now!!
Berlin- Washington DC -LA

Pretty sure this took a year off my life.

-Facebook 3.20.2015

11/9 Hamburg, Germany
11/10 Fly home from Germany (listed in Nov/Dec ’87 Downbeat as Pennsauken, NJ)
11/13 Grand Rapids, MI
11/14 Glastonbury, CT
11/21 Grand Rapids, MI
12/5 Lakewood, NJ  Strand Theatre
(This has been traded as 11/10, which was a travel day, but Downbeat  lists this as 12/5 – KF)

High Voltage
Body and Soul
Jack Usage
Night In Tunisia

12/31 Detroit, MI  Hyatt Regency




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