b May 4, 1928 Verdun, Quebec, Canada
Jazz trumpeter known as King of the High Note Trumpet. Probably one of the last truly great trumpet players. He grew up in Montreal and started out on violin at an early age. He then switched to trumpet at age 9 and two years later was playing with a top flight Canadian orchestra. He quit school at age 15 to pursue his musical career. If you saw the "Rocky" movies, you heard Maynard's trumpet and his top 10 hit recording, "Gonna Fly Now." He produced more than 60 albums and was nominated three times for a Grammy award.
b 3-4-1941 Albuquerque, NM