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COLLEEN ALLEN / MARK FERGUSON QUARTET
September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT$15
Colleen Allen is one of Canada’s most in-demand musicians for live concerts and recording sessions. Based in Toronto, the acclaimed and versatile multi-instrumentalist has performed all over Canada, the U.S. and Europe with world class jazz and pop artists including Molly Johnson, David Clayton-Thomas, Holly Cole, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Rik Emmett, Marc Jordan, Andrew Craig and Jackie Richardson, to name a few. Known for her warm, authentic tone and soulful style of soloing, she works frequently with Brian Barlow’s Big Band, Cirque du Soleil, is a resident artist at Soulpepper Theatre, and a member of Manteca, Canada’s premier fusion jazz big band. She has been in the house band of the Toronto Blues Society’s Women’s Blues Revue since its inception in 1986.
Mark Ferguson is a trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and music 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, Rosemary Clooney, Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass, Holly Cole, Manteca, The Funk Brothers and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He has composed music for television, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the software industry, as well as producing numerous independent recordings. Mark has taught jazz trombone, jazz piano, theory and arranging for many years and has served as an adjudicator and clinician at music festivals throughout Canada.
Colleen Allen – saxophone
Mark Ferguson – piano/trombone
Paul Novotny – bass
Ben Wittman – drums