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Rick Ferguson’s Diva Lounge Featuring Katerina Brown & Friends
June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10 – $20
Tabard’s Speakeasy Mondays series continues with a twist! Enjoy a skillful jazz trio led by Rick Ferguson on piano, and featuring the vocal stylings of Katerina Brown with her Mellow Tones ensemble and soloists. A delicious array of music from jazz standards to pop favorites, torch songs to swingers.
KATERINA BROWN (vocalist) returns to the Bay Area from concerts and programs in Russia and Western Europe. Her warm voice brings fresh flavor to summertime jazz! Russian-born and trained, influenced by Ella Fitzgerald and Sara Vaughan, Katerina travels the globe, honing her distinctive sound. She moves effortlessly through velvety American ballads, to swinging jazz, and on to powerful, passionate Russian romances.
Katerina was Main Soloist and Ensemble Vocalist for years with The Jazz Orchestra of The St. Petersburg Cultural Centre. She graduated from The University of Culture and Art, with Special Honors. In the Bay Area, Katerina has performed at The Warfield Theatre, Yoshi’s (Oakland), SF Jazz Center, Black Cat, Angelicas, and The Sound Room, where she launched her debut CD “Mirror” featuring Airto Moreira, Kenny Washington, Gary Brown, Akira Tana, Mads Tolling, and Adam Shulman.
RICK FERGUSON (piano) loves invention and delight. Rick has played venues from Chicago to Sedona to Melbourne to Kauai and the Bay Area, has two songs featured in a 2013 movie soundtrack, and recently played for the President of Ireland. He has accompanied such jazz vocalists as Kimberly Gordon and Joe Williams in Chicago and Sarah Marie Young, winner of the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival Young Vocalist Competition. A regular at Angelicas, the Filoli Mansion, and the Los Altos Bistro/Long Bar, Rick works with established and emerging vocalists in the Bay Area.