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Wayne Bergeron

About this Artist

Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1958, Wayne Bergeron came to California at age one. Bergeron credits his teachers, Ron Savitt and Bob Smith, for molding his talent in trumpet into practical working skills.

Bergeron first came of note as the lead trumpet chair with Maynard Ferguson’s band in 1986. Bergeron can be heard on many of Maynard’s recordings.

As a sideman, Bergeron’s list of credits includes: Ray Charles, Green Day, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, Idina Menzel, Leslie Oden Jr., Jonas Brothers, Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Seal, Christina Aguilera, Michael Bolton, Earth Wind & Fire, My Chemical Romance, Chicago, Rosemary Clooney, Barry Manilow, Quincy Jones, and Kenny G.

Bergeron has worked on over 500 TV & film soundtracks including: Red Notice, Turning Red, Soul, Ford vs. Ferrari, Toy Story 3 & 4, Frozen 1 & 2, Crazy Rich Asians, Moana, Superman Returns, The Simpsons Movie, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Spiderman 1 & 2, and South Park.

Bergeron’s featured trumpet solos can be heard in the films: West Side Story (2021), La La Land, Incredibles 1 & 2, Rocky Balboa, Ted 2, Minions 1 & 2, Jersey Boys, The Green Hornet, Despicable Me 1, 2 & 3, The Princess & the Frog, Hey Arnold, Aladdin King of Thieves.

TV credits include Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, American Idol, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Jeopardy, Will & Grace, Phineas & Ferb, King of the Hill, and Futurama.

Bergeron’s debut solo effort, You Call This a Living? earned him a Grammy nomination in 2004 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, as well as rave reviews worldwide.

Bergeron has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, the L.A. Philharmonic, The New York Philharmonic, Taiwan Symphony, and Tokyo Philharmonic.

Bergeron is a National Artist for the Yamaha Corporation of America and currently on faculty at California State University Northridge.