Wayne's latest project is entitled "Plays Well With Others" and features the late great Maynard Ferguson. Wayne recently played Lead Trumpet on what has become Maynard's last studio project in June of 2006 and plays lead trumpet in Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band as well. As a sideman Wayne has been involved with hundreds of recording projects that include Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Chicago, Bette Midler, Ray Charles, Diane Reeves, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Diana Krall, Mel Tormé, Barry Manilow, Arturo Sandoval, Robbie Williams, Keely Smith, Josh Groban, Ronnie Milsap, Lee Ann Womack, Lou Rawls, Green Day, The Offspring, The Mars Volta, Bobby Caldwell, Rosemary Clooney, Diane Schuur, Brian Setzer, Joe Cocker, Eric Marienthal, Dave Koz, David Benoit, Warren Hill, Tito Puente and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Wayne’s passion for big bands finds himself seated in some of LA’s most well respected bands. He has recorded with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Tom Kubis, John La Barbara, Ralph Carmichael, Bob Florence, Frank Capp, Matt Cattingub, Bill Liston, Kim Richmond, Ray Anthony, Roger Neumann, Bill Perkins, Buddy Childers, Bill Elliott, Chris Walden, Gary Irwin, Bill Watrous and Bob Curnow. Wayne is a National Artist for the Yamaha Corporation who recently released the Bergeron Model Custom Yamaha trumpet. Wayne enjoys his work as a clinician/guest soloist and continues to tour in the United States as well as abroad.
In October of 2004 Wayne had the honor performing as a featured artist at Stratospheric, a four day festival honoring the legendary trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. In September 2006, Wayne was honored to have performed as a featured soloist at The Maynard Ferguson Tribute Concert in St. Louis, Missouri along with many other world class trumpet players. The Bergeron Model Kanstul Trumpet (Model #1600) is also an instrument designed by Wayne Bergeron by Kanstul of California. Read more on Last.fm.
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