John is a great lead trumpet player who teaches now at USC. He was a year ahead of me in high school, and taught me how to read and phrase jazz compositions. This was at our high school band reunion in Fort Worth at Paschal in 2013.
Jeff Taylor speaks about his time playing lead trumpet with Maynard Ferguson at our grand opening in 2010. Jeff passed away October 18, 2018 suddenly. He will be missed.
One of Maynard’s daughters came to the museum opening in 2010 and answered some questions. It was great to have her there!