Oh Holy Night – Wayne Bergeron

with the Tom Kubis Big Band

If you ever watched the children’s movie, The Incredibles, then you’ve heard the impressive high note playing of Wayne Bergeron. Today, Bergeron is probably most well known for playing with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, but he is also one of America’s top call musicians and has played with a long, very impressive list of artists and bands.

Listening Questions:

  • What instruments does Wayne Bergeron Use?

    Wayne Bergeron plays two different instruments on this video. What are they?

  • How is he breathing?

    Look at the way he is breathing. How would you describe it to someone who never saw the video?

  • How high was Wayne Bergeron’s highest note (toward the end)?

    The note sounds very high, right? Check it on your trumpet or on a piano, then write that note on a piece of manuscript paper.

Eddie Lewis posts these videos as listening assignments to his students. He often tells the students that “listening is more important than practicing”. To that end, he shares the videos so the students have something to inspire them to listen more often to professional trumpet players.

That said, if you are not one of Mr. Lewis’ students, we welcome you, too. The more the merrier! Welcome to EddieLewis.com. Feel free to post your comments and questions below.