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Thu. November 28th 2019
Hermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
Classic but Playful. Heather Ferguson
Fri. November 1st 2019
Classic but Playful with Heather and friends Heather Ferguson, Joey Smith (on bass), Jan Stirling

Heather Ferguson

Active / Available - Confirmed: Dec. 17, 2019

Jazz from Victoria BC
Instruments: Vocals details

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Heather Ferguson
Heatherferguson01@gmail.com
2509209043

The day I met the late Trudy Desmond and heard her sing jazz, I knew I wanted to do that too. It felt natural and fun but I just hung on to that feeling and started a career in non-profit management. Fast forward to 2010 when I was finally able to pick up my music again.

Determined to make the most of this gift, I took vocal classes with Elaine Overholt in Toronto and when we moved to Victoria, began lessons with Aidan Miller through the new Contemporary School at the Victoria Conservatory. Then I started a band, first with Aaron Scoones as our coach and then bassist, Joey Smith.

I kept up my vocal training with Maureen Washington and in 2018 she encouraged me to attend the Port Townsend Jazz Workshop where I learned from Grammy nominees, Jean Baylor, and Jazzmeia Horn, and New York Times Critic’s pick, Sachal Vasandani.

In 2019, I started performing solo shows, including Hermann’s Jazz Club, ground zero for jazz in Victoria. I performed 5 solo shows that year including one that was completely - Sold Out.
I also started recording that year and now have 3 singles available — two jazz standards and one original composition. Follow me on Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music. More recordings to come in 2020.

Music is a wonderful journey and I continue to take advantage of the extraordinary learning opportunities that are available. Also in 2019, I took workshops with jazz vocalist Jennifer Scott and I continue to sing with Joey Smith’s Adult Jazz Combos at the Victoria Conservatory. Joey has been such a superb and dedicated mentor to me and I am deeply grateful to him. Indeed, all of my teachers have been so generous, helping me build my sound and deepen my understanding of the music I sing.

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In this Video Artist(s) Heather Ferguson Resource(s): Oaks Restaurant and Grill
Posted: Sep. 9, 2019
Filmed: Mar. 29, 2019
Listing last updated/confirmed Dec. 17, 2019