Heather Ferguson with Steve Boudreau
Sets at 8:00PM and 9:30PM
Heather Ferguson and Steve Boudreau bring together with a smoky combination of jazz standards, Heather’s original songs and a few others we added, just because we love them so much. Great songs with a lighthearted touch; easy going summer fare just for you.
Of Heather Ferguson’s debut album, Lush Life, “This is a very accomplished and warmly recommended debut album by a singer whose reputation must surely spread internationally,” said Bruce Crowther, UK Jazz Journal reviewer and author of “Singing Jazz: The Singers and their Styles”. “…the performance throughout the album is marvellously clean and the music itself can only be called luminous.” said Jean Keith Fagon, The Jazz Project, Hill Rag, Washington D.C. “You can hear it in her beautiful phrasing and in her engaging, confident, generous, insightful and passionate performance”, said Sharna Searle in Toronto’s, The Whole Note In Ottawa, Heather teams up with well known jazz pianist, Steve Boudreau in what is sure to be a terrific performance of great 20th century songs, as well as some of Heather’s own originals. A dynamic and consummate performer with a smouldering sound and a soulful warm voice, Ferguson’s music can be found on most streaming platforms including Spotify, YouTube and Apple and on many curated playlists. Heather’s “road” to music was long and winding, but the singer, based in Victoria, Canada, is becoming known for her interpretations of great 20th century songs. A family move took Ferguson from Toronto to a new home in Victoria, Canada where Heather was one of the first to enroll in the newly created Chywll Contemporary School at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. It was there she met the great bassist, Joey Smith. Under Joey’s mentorship Heather eventually graduated to solo shows at Victoria’s storied Hermann’s Jazz Club. From there she started recording, first releasing of singles and in 2022 a debut album, Lush Life, with producer Wynn Gogol of 1 Ton Studios.