What beautiful jazz music, your voice is amazing... just the perfect mood for my playlist. I love it! Christopher, JAZZ Playlist
More than a decade in the making, Heather Ferguson is now recording and performing with some of Victoria’s most accomplished jazz musicians. Her daily life is filled with joy and a lot of music. It’s a second act for her, one she is embracing with all the passion and hard work she puts to everything she does.
Music is a lifelong passion she didn’t ever think would happen for her. But later in life the stars aligned, “I am an incurable, lifelong learner”, says Heather, “and with music I just find the work gets more interesting the deeper you go.”
You can find her on streaming platforms including Spotify, YouTube and Apple. Spotify alone has streamed her recordings over 50,000 times worldwide and her work is now found on many curated playlists. Heather’s latest single is her annual Christmas song; this year it’s a cheeky take on Santa Baby. Head over to heatherferguson.ca to sign up for Heather’s mailing list and join a growing circle of fans.
Heather’s passion for jazz vocals began in the 1990s, when she met the late singer Trudy Desmond. Watching her perform, jazz felt natural and fun, like an old friend. But it was not until years later that she was able to start singing again when she joined Big Voice Studio in Toronto and reignited a love that she first discovered in school choirs and university. In Victoria, The Chywll School of Contemporary Music at the Victoria Conservatory continues to be her musical home, along with Hermann’s Jazz Club.
Heather brings the same drive and heart to performing that she has used to tackle other parts of her life, including a career in communications that covered public relations, journalism, fund development and non-profit management for more than 30 years. Now embracing life’s second act, Heather’s love and enthusiasm for music only gets deeper with each passing year.
Heather can also provide services as a Master of Ceremonies and guide the speaking parts of your event to a successful conclusion.
“Heather is a performer with an innate sense of phrasing, a beautiful warm tone and an expressiveness that keeps the audience engaged.” – Kim Greenwood, vocalist and teacher
“Beautiful expressive delivery and a gorgeous warm voice!” – Wendy Nixon Stothert, Choral Valley