Maynard Ferguson Tour Date Archive – MFTourDates.NET

2006 Tour Dates

2006 dates come from archived versions of the website and newsletters, as well as desk calendars in MF’s handwriting. Sources didn’t always agree with each other, and so should be considered tentative.

PHOTO – Blue Note, July 2006

Program – Blue Note, NY 2006

MF’s Last Horn


Jan 7 Santa Barbara, ‘Dom Overdub’
Jan 9-10 ‘Video Clinic’
Jan 13 Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theater, Christian Jacob Trio (Not sure if MF played or just attended)
Jan 19 Phone Interview
Jan 22 Fly to Seattle, WA
Jan 23 Off
Jan 24-29 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley
Jan 31 Medford, OR South Medford High School

Feb 2 Ripon, CA Ripon Performing Arts Auditorium
Feb 4 Millbrae, CA Mills High School
Feb 6 South Jordan, UT Bingham High School
Feb 8 Highlands Ranch, CO ThunderRidge High School
Feb 11 Evanston, IL Evanston Township High School
Feb 12 Beaver Dam, WI Beaver Dam High School (cancelled on MF’s calendar)
Feb 13 Belleville, IL Belleville East High School

Blue Birdland
Doctor Fox, PhD
Frame for the Blues
Girl From Ipanema
Misra Dhenuka
MF Hit Medley

Feb 14 Cincinnati, OH Princeton High School
Feb 17 Macomb, MI Dakota High School (cancelled?)
Feb 19 Nile, OH Niles McKinley High School
Feb 22 Mandeville, LA Fontainebleau High School
Feb 24 Austin, TX One World Theatre
Feb 25 Conroy, TX Conroy High School
Feb 25 Houston, TX San Jacinto College South Campus (Cancelled?)
Feb 26 Keller, TX Central High School TICKET
Feb 27 Conway, AR Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall

Mar 3 Highland, IN Highland High School
Mar 4 Beavercreek, OH Beavercreek High School
Mar 6 Manitowoc, WI Roncalli High School
Mar 7 Fly Home; Interview for NAMM
May 15 Fly to Boston, MA
Mar 18 Woonsocket, RI Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center
Mar 21 Schuylerville, NY Schuylerville High School
Mar 22 Rochester, NY Athena Performing Arts Center
Mar 23 Springville, NY Springfield-Griffith Institute High School
Mar 24 Glen Dale, WV John Marshall High School
Mar 25 Lebanon, PA Lebanon Catholic School
Mar 27 Kennett Square, PA Unionville High School
Mar 28 Mendham, NJ West Morris Mendham High School
Mar 29 Moscow, PA North Pocono High School
Mar 31 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall

Apr 4 Waseca, MN Waseca High School
Apr 7 Brownstown, MI Woodhaven High School
Apr 9 Goshen, NY Goshen Middle School
Apr 10 Manchester, CT Manchester High School

Blue Birdland
Dr Fox, PhD
Frame for the Blues
Surviving Soho
But Beautiful
Hit Medley

Serafin Aguilar, lead trumpet (Patrick Hession out for his father’s funeral)

Apr 12 Vandergrift, PA Casino Theatre POSTER
Apr 15 Norwell, MA The Company Theatre
Apr 21 Fly Day
Apr 22 Durant, OK Catfish Marina, Southeastern Oklahoma State University Jazz Fest.
Apr 23 Fly Home
Apr 27 Fly to gig
Apr 28 Shippensburg, PA Shippensburg University
Apr 29 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Play House
Apr 30 Raritan, NJ Raritan High School (Cancelled?)

May 2 Heuvelton NY, Central HS
May 4 Swanton, OH Swanton HS (MF’s 78th birthday)
May 6 Bay City, MI State Theatre of Bay City (cancelled)
May 6 BBQ at Wm Severin T’s Dream Farm
May 7 Fond du Lac, WI Fond du Lac HS
May 9 Pataskala, OH Watkins Memorial HS
May 11-14 Washington, DC Blues Alley
May 15 – 25 Off
May 26 Porterville, CA Porterville Memorial Auditorium (MF’s calendar shows as 5/28)
May 27 Los Angeles, CA Four Points Sheraton – LAX
May 28 Porterville, CA Porterville Memorial Auditorium
May 30 ‘Sonya Interview’
May 31 ‘Sonya’


July 10 (possibly June 10?) MF gives phone interview, used as basis for article in August 2006 issue of ‘Hot House’
July 12 Fly
July 13 Skillman, NJ Montgomery HS
July 14-15 Philadelphia, PA Zanzibar Blue
July 18-23 New York NY Blue Note    Photo1  Photo2  Photo3  Photo4   Frame for the Blues (Last gig)
Darn That Dream (from final week of gigs)
July 25-30 Englewood, NY Bennett Studios Sessions for “The One and Only Maynard Ferguson”

August 19

Notes from Christian Jacob:
Maynard has always treated me as an equal, and I am sure that anybody that has been in the band has always felt this way. In the first month I was in the band, the fact that I was his son in law if anything, has been more of weirdness for me on the band stand than anything else. I think that the more time passed, the more Maynard was relieved to see that I was not a bad musician; it could have been really weird… He ended up loving the situation, and made sure that when it was time to introduce me, he would extend it and slip a joke about how he had to let his youngest daughter go to a Frenchman in order to have him in the band. Another time where MF seemed relieved was when we were touring and on the band bus, we were taking the driver’s microphone and telling jokes. After telling my joke which by the way, was the dirtiest joke you can imagine, I remember seeing his face filled with shock then after a few seconds uncontrollable laughter. Since this day, he knew that his son in law was one of the guys. Since the death of Flo, his beloved wife, Wilder my wife (his youngest daughter) and I lived with Maynard until the end of his life. We were taking care of the house when he was on tour, and taking care of him when he was home. Maynard has always loved sport, but soccer wasn’t really part of his sport interests, but he knew that soccer was the only sport that interested me, especially at world cup season. He made a point to watch every match of the 2006 Mundial with me and Wilder (who is a soccer fan as well). By the time of the (infamous) final, the whole family was watching and rooting for France of course (my country of origin). Lastly, I’d like to recount the last touching moment I’ll ever remember. My 22 year old cat “Dezi” who Maynard was very fond of (he used to bounce her up and down on his belly) passed away. It was a pretty emotional day for all of us, and Maynard insisted on playing “Taps” for the little garden ceremony we had planned. Suddenly he turned to me and apologized for not having asked me first if that was the way I would like it to be. I was of course lost for words and reassured him that I loved the idea. Anyway, Maynard was helped down to the bumpy part of the garden, and with his cane (because of his swollen feet by gout) he slowly sat on a stool and played slowly and beautifully. He played with such a gorgeous round and full sound that I started crying. I remember hearing how carefully and beautifully he diminished his last note into silence. He then cried and was a little embarrassed about it. “Taps” was the last piece he ever played on the trumpet. He passed away 4 days later with all the family around him at his bed.

August 22 Denis DiBlasio speaks to MF for the last time:

MF story 100 – The Goodbye

Sidebar 1: I wasn’t going to post this story initially, felt it was too
personal. My wife Hilda who has a knack for putting thoughts into a nutshell
told me this thread was not only a way to continue Maynard’s legacy but also
my way of working my own feelings out. I guess she’s right. It’s been great
seeing the positive posts, which IS his legacy. I think Boss would like where
this thread has gone and hopefully will continue to go. The posts feel like
Knights of the Round Table protecting their king’s name, you know, that kind
of thing. Boss would have liked it I think. I don’t think he would mind this
story being posted. Story: I received a call from one of Maynard’s daughters.
She said that Boss was in the hospital and it didn’t look like he was going
to make it. He wasn’t be able to answer or talk but he would be able to make
a noise so you know he heard at least heard you. She asked me if I would like
to say something to him. I said yes I’d like to. Sidebar 2: I don’t have that
gene that enables you to say the right thing to somebody who is grieving or
terminally ill. Hilda always seems to know what to say but I always come up
awkward. Maybe that’s normal, who knows? Back to story 2: I could hear the
phone being put into place and when I heard his breathing I tried to say
something but came up with nothing. Couldn’t find the words. So I scatted.
I scatted, told him I loved him and scatted a little more. She told me he
smiled a little. In my mind I have a picture of what that smile must have
looked like. There’s not a day that has passed since where I haven’t thought
about that smile at least one. I’ll always be grateful for that opportunity.
The next day Ed called to tell me Boss passed. Three weeks earlier we played
The Blue Note in NY, two weeks earlier we recorded ‘The One and Only’ and now
he was gone. You just wanted to get everyone together from around the country and
be together but you couldn’t. I couldn’t talk for a long tome. I told Hilda
Boss passed and with a little smile she said really quietly “Job well done”.
Yeah, ‘Job well done.’ DDB

August 23 Maynard Ferguson passes away
Obituary from the New York Times

Obituary from Billboard

August 29 Maynard Ferguson All-Star Tribute Concert Announced

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ — The Maynard Ferguson Family, in
association with Steve Schankman and Contemporary Productions, will present
a tribute to Maynard Ferguson on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at the
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University
of Missouri-St. Louis. The concert will be dedicated to the life and music
of legendary musician and band leader, known as “The Boss,” who passed away
on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at the age of 78. Artists performing at this
special concert will include the current Big Bop Nouveau Band and some of
the many lead trumpeters and soloists from Maynard Ferguson’s alumni. Those
who have confirmed attendance include Wayne Bergeron, Denis DiBlasio, Mike
Dubaniewicz, Carl Fischer, Chip McNeill, Peter Olstad, Reggie Watkins,
Steve Wiest and many more to come. To find out new additions to the show,
please continue to check for complete
WHEN: Wednesday, September 20th ONE NIGHT ONLY!
7:30 pm

WHERE: Touhill Performing Arts Center
One University Boulevard (on the campus on University of
Missouri-St. Louis)

TICKETS: Tickets are priced at $50, $40, and $25
All net proceeds to benefit The Maynard Ferguson Music
Scholarship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

For more information or to purchase tickets:
Call the Touhill at 314.516.4949 or toll free at 866.516.4949
Online at
Tickets may be purchased at the Touhill Ticket Office,
Monday-Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm. The Ticket Office is located at
the Touhill’s East Entrance at One University Blvd. St. Louis,
MO 63121

September 20 St. Louis, MO University of Missouri-St. Louis . . Maynard Ferguson Tribute Concert
(Available at official website:

Cancelled Dates
Aug 21 Schuylerville, NY Schuylerville High School
Sep 9 Las Vegas, NV Boulder Station Hotel & Casino
Sep 14 Fly LAX to Japan
Sep 15 Arrive Tokyo, Travel to Sugadaira
Sep 18 Kariya, Japan Sound Creation Jazz Orchestra
Sep 16-17 Sugadaira, Japan Great Hands Jazz Camp
Sep 18 Kaviya, Japan Sound Creation Orchestra
Sep 19 Kochi, Japan The Fake Jazz Orchestra
Sep 20 Kurashiki, Japan Count Herd Jazz Orchestra
Sep 21 Depart Osaka for USA/LAX
Oct 13 Cottage Grove, MN Park HS
Oct 14 Fargo, ND Fargo South High School
Oct 21 Jupiter, FL Jupiter Theatre
Oct 29 Grayslake, IL College of Lake County
Nov 1 Eria, PA Seneca HS
Nov 4 N. Andover, MA Rogers Center for the Arts
Nov 11 Webster, MA Point Breeze
Nov 12 Lebanon, PA Lebanon Catholic School
Nov 16-19 Washington, DC Blues Alley

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