Ferdinand Gaynair

Ferdinand "Bobby Little Bra" Gaynair is a saxophone player from Jamaica who now lives in Canada. He was born in East Kingston in the 1920s. He received an Order of Distinction.[1] He was part of the Alpha Boys School. He played and recorded with various musicians including Count Ossie.

Gaynair married and moved to Canada. His older brother Wilton Gaynair was also a musician.[2]

He said he dated rhumba dancer Margarita Mahfood before Don Drummond dated her.[3] He performed regularly with Drummond and the Skatalites.[4] He lives in Nova Scotia.[5] In the summer of 2002 he performed with the Legends of Ska, a reunion of Ska musicians.[6]


  • "Come Together"


  1. ^ "Ferdinand "Bobby Little Bra" Gaynair, Ska Music Pioneer". goCapeBreton.com.
  2. ^ "Jamaica Observer Limited". m.jamaicaobserver.com.
  3. ^ "Margarita the Rose". December 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Augustyn, Heather (August 3, 2013). Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World's Greatest Trombonist. McFarland. ISBN 9781476603339 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Jamaica Gleaner". jamaica-gleaner.com.
  6. ^ "Legends of Ska - About". www.legendsofska.com.