Sherman Ferguson

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Sherman Ferguson (October 31, 1944, Philadelphia – January 22, 2006) was an American jazz drummer.

Ferguson first played professionally in the middle of the 1960s, working with Charles Earland and Pat Martino that decade. Concomitantly he worked as a child tutor for the Model Cities program in Philadelphia. He was a founding member of Catalyst, a jazz fusion ensemble, in 1970, remaining with them through 1976. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he became a prolific session musician, playing on albums by Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, and Benny Carter among many others. He formed a trio with John Heard and Tom Ranier, and taught jazz theory at UCLA, UC-Irvine, and Jackson State University. He released a full-length, Welcome to My Vision, on his own label in 2002. In 2006, Ferguson died as a result of diabetes.


With Pat Martino