Mike Tremblay & Mark Ferguson

Friday, February 8th, 2013
7:30 pm –$15 admission

Call 613-729-0693 to order in advance or cash at the door.

Share an intimate evening of jazz with Mark Ferguson (piano) and Mike Tremblay (saxophone).   Mark and Mike will be performing selections from their CD “Home”, as well as the premiere of several new compositions.

Mike Tremblay:  A native of Ottawa, Mike has more than 20 years experience in the music industry as a saxophonist and educator.
Mike  holds a BA MUS from Carleton University, where he now teaches saxophone.  His teachers include Kirk MacDonald, Alex Dean, and George Garzone.
Mike adjudicates for Musicfest Canada ( jazz ensembles), and the Kiwanis Music Festival ( concert bands, jazz ensembles, and woodwinds)
Some of his performance and recording credits include Natalie Cole, Josh Groban, Alanis Morissette,John Pizzarelli, Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart,and Bernadette Peters.  Mike frequently performs with the National Arts centre Orchestra as part of the CTV POPS series.
Recently Mike has been touring theatres throughout Canada and the United States as part of  Holly Larocque and the Mark Ferguson orchestra.
In 2009 Mike co-released a CD with pianist Mark Ferguson.  “HOME” has enjoyed frequent radio airplay including CBC’s “Tonic” with Katie Malloch.
In 2007, Mike founded the Ottawa Saxophone Camp. This annual three week camp has grown to 47 saxophonists of all ages and abilities.
Mike is very proud to be the musical director of the 2010 OCDSB Secondary School All-Star Jazz Ensemble.
Mike is the co-founder of the Carleton University Jazz Camp. This annual camp combines emerging high school students with some of Canada’s elite jazz educators.

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.
visit Mark at: http://www.markferguson.ca/index.html