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At the age two Deshaun “ Sequence II “ began to explore the mechanics of piano. By age 10 he began performing for audiences. By age 15 he grasped for the saxophone and guitar which was by no accident, for his dad is Paul “ SEQUENCE “ Ferguson , who has played lead guitar for the Platters, and has opened for such great acts as Ray Goodman and Brown, Blue Magic, Roy Ayers, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Najee, and Manhattan Transfer. Paul has performed for such renowned establishments as the Minority Golf Association of America, The Apollo Theater, also the Manhattan Center, Indigo Blues and Sweetwaters in New York. He has both arranged and performed music for UJAAMA, Titus Walker’s Theater Company in New York City. Paul has also played for the Bose Factory Corporation using their latest home theater system the lifestyle 30 to demonstrate through. Paul has recently played at Madison Square Garden as well.
Performing as a one-man orchestra, Paul “ SEQUENCE “ Ferguson was among the featured entertainers at the June 1996 Black Comedy Awards. With Guru, he scored the soundtrack for the movie Girls town (1996). His musical expertise earned him the coveted position of Musical Director for GBTV’s Culture Share, a popular show that broadcasts in New York, London, Grenada and other islands of the Caribbean. He also scored the soundtrack for the Documentary Arabian Culture through the Equine Industry for B.E.T
Along with Chaka Khan, Ramsey Lewis, Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Ronny Jordan, Patra, Kenny Garrett, Kool Keith and Lonnie Liston Smith, Paul was recently featured as a pianist on Guru’s compact disc Jazzmatazz ll. As a member of the musical entourage of Guru’s Summer ‘96 European Tour, Paul performed at the JVC Jazz Festival in London (Royal Albert Hall), Foro Italico (Rome), Arena Festa Dell’Unita (Corregio), Arena (Vienna), Muffathalle (Munich), Boerse (Wuppertal), North Sea Jazz Festival/Congresgebouw (Den Haag), Lycabettus (Athens), and the Phoenix UK Jazz Festival. In May 2009 Paul’s Music/Playing is being featured on The new CD from Sheila Raye Charles (Daughter of the Legendary Ray Charles) emerges from her father's shadow with Behind The Shades; A no-holds-barred musical autobiography. He also just finished working on another CD named Soul Music, covered with Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, such as the Debarge Family, Dru Hill, Eddie Benitez, and more .
Currently Deshaun “ Sequence II “ is collaborating with his dad Paul “ SEQUENCE “ Ferguson and Al Caldwell (Vanessa Williams bass player) on the title track named “SONGS FROM BETWEEN THE TEETH” ,which has artists such as 98 degrees, Debarge, and many many more.
Well where do I began? I start with first the account of the Myan people . Why's is there so much buzz about this upcoming year 2012 ? Everybody wants to be right in a sense that there theory is right and that this is going to happen or that will happen . Why are people scared . It is almost similar to 1999 y2k. overtime they yet to product the end of…
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Keep your eyes to the SKY and your heart in the light, while you walk in the midst of your LIFE, every thing you do will effect you in the future, so sing the song of your soul my son, and play them KEYS.
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.