Bob Ferguson has been performing in concert venues throughout the US, Canada, Mexico,Europe and the Caribbean for over 40 years. Bob is a very talented music stylist with a big sound and a lot of flexibility. He is comfortable performing in all styles of music from Jazz, Latin, R&B, or Big Band. Bob's educational is a BA from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and a MS from The University of Pennsylvania. Since 2005 Bob has been teaching at Stockton University of New Jersey.
Bob has performed in the "80's Live", "Motor City Live" & "Disco Live" Shows at Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City & MGM National Harbor, The Rat Pack Show at Tropicana Atlantic City. Clifford Brown Jazz Festival-DE, Trenton Jazz Festival-NJ, Music Fest in Bethlehem-PA, The Chicago Blues Festival-IN, Berks Jazz Fest,PA The San Juan Caribbean Jazz Festival-PR, The Cape Jazz @The Point-NJ, The Philadelphia Folk Festival-PA, The Toronto Jazz Festival-CA, The Cape May International Jazz Festival-NJ, Tivoli Jazz Festival in Italy, Nepi Jazz Festival- Italy, APAP 365 in NYC
Performances throughout Italy during tours with the acclaimed Atlantic City Jazz Band as a USA ambassador of traditional jazz music from 2005 through 2009.
He is an honorary member of the trumpet section of the Saxula Band of San Gregorio Da Sassola, he has performed in Palestrina, Tivoli, Scandriglia, Padua, Teolo, Nepi, the Popes summer residence Gondolfo and Cevera home to famed composer Ennio Morricone.
As lead trumpet for the Latin Jazz sensation "Cintron" he performed for the inauguration of President George Bush with the group in Washington and continues to perform and record with the group today.
Bob has many recording credits as a soloist and section player on countless recording projects. National television broadcast appearances including "The David Letterman Show", and numerous recordings for commercials, feature films and documentaries. Cumulatively he has performed in over 5,000 showroom appearances in the Casino's of Atlantic City. In 2008 Bob recorded his first solo album on trumpet & flugelhorn titled "La Vita Bella di Jazz" featuring tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin Jr.,Vic Stevens - drums, Andy Lalasis- upright bass, and Dean Schneider - piano. In 2012 Bob performed on the soundtrack of the film "A Perfect Ending" by Nicole Conn with a film score by Bob Fowler and Melanie Rice. In 2016 for Billy Terrell on a Trilogy of Dave Appell compositions.
In October 2012 Bob Ferguson, saxophonist Carl Cox, drummer Vic Stevens, keyboards Demetrios Pappas, bassist Andy Lalasis, guitarist Matthew McCloskey formed "Breckerville" a live performance, educational and recording project reflecting the music of Randy & Michael Brecker, The Brecker Brothers and Steps Ahead. The bands mission is to bring this unique blend of rock jazz fusion music of the late 60's thru the 90's to a new generation of listener.
As a board member of the "South Jersey Jazz Society" he is very active in bringing world class jazz to South Jersey, performing with and mentoring young musicians.
Bob Ferguson has appeared with the following Artists:
The Art Blakey Tribute Band featuring Carl Allen,Earl May, Frank Mazzeo and Sam Dockery, Ralph Bowen, Andy Lalasis, Reggie Hamilton, Carl Cox, Lee Smith, Mike Boone, Joe Magnarelli, Eric Alexander, Mike Natale, Michael Pedicin, Barry Miles, Mick Rossi, George Mesterhazy, Dean Schneider, Jim Riddle, John Pruitt, Frank Straus, John Colliani, Dave Posmitere, Demetrious Pappas, Andre Valentini, Steve Jankowski, Dr. Bob Rawlins, Bob Howell, Steve Bescrone, Joe Sudler, Howard Issacson, Mike Richmond, Steve Girardi, Rudy Tricolli, Bob Shomo, Joe Nero, Warren Bernhardt, Rob Stoneback, The Ed Vezihno & Jim Ward Big Band, Edgardo Cintron, Sammy Figueroa , Ellio Villa Franca, Vic Stevens, Ricardo Zayas, Suzette Ortiz, Jimmy Lopez, Tony Perez, Mike Colon, Artie Shreck.
Sonny Turner and The Original Platters, Sugarcane featuring Aldo Mata, Celia Cruz, Joan Rivers, Willy Rodriquez, Wayne Newton, Ruben Blades, Ray Romano, Rich Little, Phyllis Diller, Finis Henderson, Frankie Avalon,The Soul Survivors, Leslie Gore, Steven Sorrentino, Jerry Vale, Fisher & Marks, Joey Bishop, Henny Youngman, Dick Capri, Sheena Easton, Marvin Henfield and The Bahama Delights, Evelyn Champagne King, Rip Taylor, Glen Cambell, Joey Heatherton.