Maynard Ferguson to perform in Freeport
Maynard Ferguson and His Big Bop Nouveau Band will give a full-length evening performance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at Freeport Masonic Temple, with an opening performance by the Highland Community College Jazz Ensemble directed by David Dunn.
Ferguson is a jazz legend, an internationally renowned big band leader, and one of the worlds greatest trumpet players. Drawing upon bebop, straight-ahead jazz, funk, swing, classical and contemporary music to create a fresh sound within the classic big band form, Ferguson continues to wow audiences around the world.
Catch a performance by HCC Jazz Ensemble, then enjoy the virtuosic technique and phenomenal upper register that catapulted Maynard Ferguson to stardom and three Grammy nominations.
The performance is sponsored by the Freeport Arts Center, 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport. Tickets are $16 for adults or $14 for students and Arts Center members. Call the Center at (815) 235-9755. The Masonic Temple is located at 305 W. Stephenson St. in Freeport.