Wikipedia : This day (August 23, 2006), in Ojai, California, died Maynard Ferguson, a Canadian jazz musician and bandleader.
Maynard Ferguson : He is also a three-time Grammy Award nominee and Down Beat magazine award winner. Ferguson emerged from big-band swing and worked his way through jazz, bebop, rock, funk, disco, and fusion.
@last.fm : He came to prominence playing in Stan Kenton’s orchestra, before forming his own band in 1957. He was noted for being able to play accurately in a remarkably high register, and for his bands, which served as stepping stones for up-and-coming talent.