Maynard Ferguson

  1. Jazz Vocalist Chris Connor Dies At 81

    September 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Connor, a smoky-voiced jazz vocalist who had numerous hits during a career that spanned more than 50 years, has died. She was 81. Connor, who performed with several big bands and also had an extensive solo career, died of cancer Aug. 29 at C ...

  2. Jazz Trumpeter Ferguson Dies

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 78. Jazz trumpeter and big-band leader Walter "Maynard" Ferguson, famed for his screaming solos and ability to hit blisteringly high notes, has died at age 78, associates said on Thursday. The Montreal-born Ferguson died on Wednes ...