Mark Ferguson Trio


Thank you Marcia Rodriguez for donating the Piano Tuning for this concert!

Saturday, September 17, 2016
7:30 PM – $20  (doors open at 7:00)


Jazz pianist Mark Ferguson joins forces with vocalist Diane Nalini and bassist John Geggie.

Diane Nalini
– acclaimed singer-songwriter Diane Nalini has released four CDs over the past decade, writing and singing in four languages. Diane won second prize in the UK’s “Young Jazz Vocalist of the Year” awards, and has been nominated for the “Grand prix de jazz” at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The Montreal Gazette wrote: “Diane Nalini has the voice, the phrasing, confidence, clarity and control to make a tune her own and turn it into a nuanced thing of beauty.” She has been heard coast-to-coast on national radio, including feature interviews on CBC’s The Sunday Edition, and has given gala
performances for President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney.

Mark Ferguson has over twenty years of experience in the music industry, working as a pianist, trombonist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator.He has performed with many of the world’s great artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Gil Evans, Nelson Riddle, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdink, Rosemary Clooney, Carol Channing, Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass, Holly Cole, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Funk Brothers of “Standing in the Shadow of Motown” fame, and the nine member world beat band Manteca.

Mark collaborated on a recording project with Mike Tremblay. Mike plays saxophone, Mark is on piano for their debut CD entitled “Home”. The album is available at CDBaby.
Mark currently leads his own big band, and tours North America with The Big Band Broadcast starring Holly Larocque & The Mark Ferguson Orchestra. An album featuring songs from the stage show is available at CDBaby.
As a composer his credits include the CBC television series Life & Times, Cottage Country, and On the Road Again. Mark has written a film score entitled Transformation for the Canadian Museum of Civilization and created the music for Corel’s video editing software Lumiere. His original compositions are featured in Treehouse Television’s series Toy Castle, advertising jingles for radio and T.V. and in the recordings of various artists.
Mark has written musical arrangements for a wide range of groups including the RCMP Band, the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, the HMCS Stadacona Band, the Edmonton Armed Forces Band.
As a music educator Mark has taught trombone, piano, arranging, and jazz improvisation at the Chelsea Bridge Summer Jazz Camp. He has directed the University of Ottawa Jazz Ensemble, and has served as a jazz clinician at high schools and universities across Canada. Mark is presently teaching in the jazz program at Carleton University.
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John Geggie – A native of the Gatineau Valley, John Geggie has studied with numerous esteemed teachers in both the orchestral as well as the improvised music fields. In Ottawa, he worked with David Currie of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and continued post-graduate studies with Larry Hurst and Bruce Bransby at Indiana University. With the help of a grant through the Canada Council, John studied with the well-known bassist and solo artist Gary Peacock whose credits include work with Bill Evans, Albert Ayler and Keith Jarrett.  John is active in the Ottawa-Hull region as a free-lance double bass player and teacher. In addition to his work in the award -winning jazz quartet ‘Chelsea Bridge‘ and the Juno-nominated world beat group ‘The Angstones’, he is much in-demand for recordings and concerts/broadcasts on both the CBC and Radio-Canada.