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Wayne Bergeron - December 8

Sac State welcomes guest artist Wayne Bergeron!
On Saturday, December 8, as part of the Winter Jazz Festival, the Sac State Jazz Ensemble will be performing with guest trumpeter Wayne Bergeron at 7:00pm in the University Ballroom. All day admission to the festival is just $15!

Bergeron's first big break was playing lead trumpet with Maynard Ferguson’s band in 1986. He is now one of the most sought-after musicians in the world, with studio sessions, film dates, tours, concerts, guest appearances, and clinics keep him busy not only in his hometown of Los Angeles, but worldwide. Bergeron has recorded and played with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Tom Kubis, Bob Florence, Bob Curnow, and many others.

His session work includes over 350 TV and motion picture soundtracks, and Bergeron can be heard as a featured soloist on films such as Ted 2, Minions, Jersey Boys, The Incredibles, Rocky Balboa, The Green Hornet, Despicable Me 2, Leather Heads, The Perfect Game, and numerous TV shows including Jeopardy.

Jazz Studies at Sacramento State

The Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies is designed to produce performers of unique versatility and flexibility. The program offers a balance of instruction in traditional music and jazz performance and a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of music. For information on auditioning to become a music major at Sacramento State, please visit the Auditions page.