On Friday, July 22, 2022, the Disneyland Resort 2022 All-American College Band was joined by renowned jazz trumpet player Wayne Bergeron. The set took place in Disney California Adventure at the Hollywood Backlot Stage at 9:00 PM.
Wayne Bergeron has a very long history with Disney and Disneyland itself. During the set, he commented how he thought this was the 50th time he had performed with the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band. He also once was a member of the Disneyland Band. He has performed on over 400 TV and movie soundtracks. According to his website, just a few of these movies include Moana, Frozen, Bridge of Spies, Get On Up, Toy Story 3, Monsters University, Planes, Despicable Me 1 & 2, Cars 2, Charlie St. Cloud, High School Musical 3, Pink Panther 2, Marley & Me, Get Smart, Superman Returns, The Simpson’s Movie, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Mission Impossible 3, Ice Age 2, Spiderman 1 & 2, Team America, Catch Me if You Can, and South Park. Bergeron also has also performed on numerous albums with multiple musicians. This includes Ray Charles, Green Day, Beyoncé, Barbra Streisand, Michael Buble, The Dirty Loops, Seth MacFarlane, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, Seal, Diana Krall, Tito Puente, Christina Aguilera, Dianne Reeves, Michael Bolton, Earth Wind & Fire, The Pussy Cat Dolls, My Chemical Romance, The Mars Volta, INXS, Chicago, Rosemary Cloony, Diane Schuur, Barry Manilow, Lee Ann Womack, Lou Rawls, Eric Marienthal, Kenny G., and David Benoit.
That isn’t all he has done, however. Wayne Bergeron played in live performances with Quincy Jones, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Pat Williams, Sammy Nestico, Jack Sheldon, Chris Walden, Tom Kubis, John La Barbara, Bob Florence, Ray Anthony, Bill Watrous, and Bob Curnow. He also participated in Vince Mendoza’s re-creation of the Gil Evans/Miles Davis recordings featuring Terance Blanchard and Sean Jones. This is just a brief overlook at what this accomplished musician has done. It would easily take a book to document all that he has done. He has also released multiple albums and frequently performs with some of the greatest musicians around the world in some of the greatest places.
The set with the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band and Wayne Bergeron was full of incredible moments. Bergeron played some incredible solos. He also highlighted multiple members of the band with solos throughout the performance. The night was full of magical music and energy as the band brightened up the night with its music.
The set included the following songs:
- When You Wish Upon a Star Opener
- Friend Like Me
- High Clouds and a Good Chance of Wayne Tonight
- When You Wish Upon a Star
- Who Me?
The Disneyland Resort 2022 All-American College Band is playing at Disneyland throughout the summer from Tuesdays through Saturdays. They perform at the following times on each of these days:
- 4:30 PM – Flag Retreat – Town Square on Main Street, USA
- 6:10 PM – Main Street Station
- 7:10 PM – Sleeping Beauty Castle
- 8:00 PM – Pre-Parade – Town Square & Main Street, USA
- 9:00 PM – Jazz Set – Hollywood Backlot Stage – Disney California Adventure
The band will continue to perform until August 12th. What did you think of this set with Wayne Bergeron? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!