I went to Mattoon, Illinois yesterday to a county Jazz Band festival and competed with my high school jazz band. We didn't do so well, but that's beside the point. After all the high school bands were done playing Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band played at the school. It was absolutely the best concert I have ever been to. The energy was through the roof and he is an awesome trumpet player. This experience has furthered my belief that (although rock is good) jazz is were its at. Has anyone else seen him or even know who he is?