Lush Life is the Victoria-based artist’s smashing debut album. And while it may be her first full-length CD, Ferguson has been honing her singing chops for years. This is
not a beginner’s voice. This is the voice of an experienced student and lover of jazz who has been paying close attention over a lifetime to the best interpreters of the 20th century’s classics and standards. You can hear it in her beautiful phrasing and in her engaging, confident, generous, insightful and passionate performance. She is a consummate storyteller who keeps things interesting and inviting. Read the full review.

~Sharna Searle, The Whole Note

Interview about Lush Life on Neon Jazz with Joe Dimino

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Canadian-based Veteran Jazz Singer Heather Ferguson .. She opened up about her debut album – 2022 CD Lush Life .. Dubbed a “jazz sensation” by Monday Magazine, her journey to music has been long and winding. These days she is in Victoria, Canada after many years in Toronto and she is fast becoming known for her interpretations of the great songs of the 20th century. On this album, it is a showcase for her beautiful phrasing and remarkable gift for storytelling. Enjoy this interview … listen here

The English Show

An interview and coverage of Lush life on The English Show – Punto de Jazz with Glass. Such wonderful coverage of the album…listen here.

Critic’s Pick – Mike Devlin, Times Colonist November 25, 2021

“Heather Ferguson specializes in the type of jazz that made Burt Bacharach a Hall of Famer in the 1960s and ’70s: Lush, expertly performed, and with an engaging setlist. Ferguson will fill the room with her silky smooth notes on Friday, backed by what she calls “the best guys in town.” She’s not wrong there. The addition of musicians Damian Graham, Tony Genge, Joey Smith, Miguelito Valdes and Barrie Sorensen makes this Friday night a seriously can’t-miss affair.”

Monday Magazine

“Jazz sensation Heather Ferguson takes the stage at Hermann’s Jazz Club on Friday November 26 at 7pm for an unforgettable night of classic jazz and some new twists.”  Read more…

Heather Ferguson and 5-piece ensemble to play jazz standards in Parksville

“I always wanted to sing jazz, but you have to make a living and I didn’t really understand what the portal was,” she said. “I was in non-profit for most of my career.”

Heather Ferguson is making the most of her “second act” — a career in performing and recording jazz music.

Ferguson and her five-piece ensemble will play their repertoire of jazz vocal standards at Parksville’s Knox United Church (345 Pym St.) on June 4. Ferguson has been playing jazz music for over a decade now. She recently released a new single, Cry Me a River. Read the full article

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