Saturday, October 14, 2017
7:30 pm, $20
Mark Ferguson – Trombone
Peter Turner – Trombone
Tim Bedner – Guitar
Back by Popular Demand – Trombone Summit!
After a two-year hiatus, Peter Turner and Mark Ferguson are returning to GigSpace with Ottawa’s finest two-trombone jazz trio. The two trombonists will be accompanied by a formidable one-man rhythm section consisting of guitarist Tim Bedner.
Peter and Mark had their first summit about 15 years ago with pianist David Paton. The group was an instant hit due to the careful selection of trombone-friendly popular jazz standards – combined with a degree of spontaneity that can be achieved only through the strict avoidance of group practice. Since then, Peter and Mark have resurrected the Trombone Summit once every year or two to the delight of avid jazz fans, brass geeks, and casual listeners alike.
In addition to being one of Canada’s top jazz trombonists, Mark Ferguson is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator. Peter Turner studied privately with Mark in the late-1980s and performs with Ottawa’s Magnolia Rhythm Kings, Peter Liu and the Pollcats, and various Toronto groups. Tim Bedner is a performance instructor at Carleton University and in high demand as a guitarist for singers and instrumentalists.