THE TROCADERO ORCHESTRA
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
late, great, ZEN MAGUS' contribution to the Trocadero Alumni Orchestra
will be forever remembered.
As a dominant player in the city for many years, he would be called not only to direct the Troc rehearsals, but sit in on TRUMPET, and SAX. Also, a great number of the songs played by the band were Zen's personal arrangements.
his career, he fielded several professional bands -- one of his last
major concerts was a "Tribute to Stan Kenton"- a band known
for having one of the most powerful, exciting music in jazz history.
Zen's tribute orchestra pulled together the best musicians from the
city, and along with his pal Tommy Banks, put on a fabulous show; 10
years later, people are still talking about it.
To list all of Zen's friends and artists that he influenced and helped in their musical career would be as large as a phone book. He is remembered fondly by all of the musicians of the Trocadero Orchestra, and the generous legacy of Zen's library will live on with every breath the band takes.
Zen in the trumpet section, 1993.
as director and MC --
Multi-talented! Sax section this time, 1993