Trumpeter Wayne Bergeron is a highly sought-after studio and concert musician with a wealth of recording credits to his name. Blessed with a preternaturally high range, clarion tone, and immense technical skill, Bergeron has dominated the commercial trumpet scene since debuting with Maynard Ferguson's band in the 1980s.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1958, Bergeron moved with his family to Southern California in 1959 and grew up in Los Angeles. Although he started out playing French Horn, by seventh grade he had switched to trumpet. Discovering he had a natural affinity for the high range, Bergeron applied himself to serious trumpet study in junior high and high school.
After high school, Bergeron took his first professional job touring with drummer Buddy Miles. Around this time, he also worked as a performer at Disneyland and earned credits on tracks by Joe Cocker, Jim Devlin, and others.