Jim Ferguson: Acclaimed
Composer, Guitarist, Author
[Jim Ferguson] is a wonderful composer . . . his technique is impeccable.
—Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
I read through [your music] and it is truly beautiful . . . I am a big fan of yours!
—JoAnn Falletta, celebrated conductor and guitarist
I can't think of anyone who has done more for jazz guitar than Jim Ferguson.
—Jimmy Bruno, jazz guitar virtuoso
guitar solo! "Winedark
Sea," dedicated to acclaimed conductor JoAnn
Falletta for her praise of Jim's compositions (see Reviews),
is a dynamic programmatic piece inspired by Homer's The Odyssey.
Featuring Jim's characteristic jazz harmonies, the piece suggests
the launching of ships, stormy waters, and calm seas.
For A Fallen Artist" is now available as a solo publication!
This piece is featured in 25
Compositions, a collection celebrating the 25th Anniversary
of Les Productions d'OZ, along with other solo guitar works by
notable composers such as Máximo Diego Pujol, Roland Dyens,
Bernard Piris, and Francis Kleynjans. The marvelous Canadian guitarist
Marlène Lemay brings all the pieces to life on the accompanying CD.
newest solo guitar suite! Four Monsters ("Frankenstein
Meets The Jazzman," "The Raven Vanishes," "Mad Love," and "The
Fly"), a musical exploration in various shades of darkness. See
Also check out Film Noir—Four Scenes
("Dark Streets & Shadows," "Wheelman,"
"Femme Fatale," and "Heater"), Jim's ambitious tribute to
classic films of the 1940s and 1950s. See Catalogue for details and sound samples, and read the latest review here: Film Noir Review.
Jim's experiences about using the right-hand little
finger in fingerstyle technique: see About
Jim now on Skype! Take private lessons with
Jim in person or live via Skype from anywhere in the world. See
Lessons for details.
out Jim's in-depth biography on Wikipedia:
Ferguson's Wikipedia Biography
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