Like most experienced guitarists, Al Ferguson has played everything from rock-a-billy and rhythm-and-blues to pop rock and big band jazz. His preference is for the kind of solo and small-group jazz reflected on this website.
With a long history as both leader and sideman in Denver, Al has absorbed lessons from the great guitar stylists of the past fifty years. You’ll hear hints of Johnny Smith and Barney Kessel in his playing, plenty of Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass, blues influences of Billy Butler and Kenny Burrell, plus the spare sophistication of Jim Hall. Al says, “We find our own way by learning from the masters.” If you like classic jazz guitar, you will love hearing Al Ferguson play.
As a vocalist, Al's mellow baritone is easy on the ears and he leans to the swingers—as you can discover by clicking on that set of tunes on the drop-down menu under "Listen."
Available in settings from solo to quartet or as a sideman in a group of any size, Al plays a Gibson ES-175 and an Epiphone Artist acoustic/electric.