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Johnny Ferreira: Fact Sheet

Main Instrument : Tenor Sax. Also singer, songwriter, bandleader.

Musical style : Rock and Roll, Swing, Rhythm and Blues.

Hometown : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Current CD : "Rock & Roll Saxophonist" released May 2006.

Current band : Works with an 8 piece group; Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums, Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Female Vocalist.

Record Label : Pair-a-Dice Records (independent)

Points of note :
Johnny Ferreira has 4 albums to his credit;

  • Rock & Roll Saxophonist
  • Sax On Tha Beach
  • King Of The Mood Swings
  • Crazy 'Bout a Saxophone

Writes most of his own songs most of which have a flavor of big band swing and early rock and roll.Johnny and his group have won several awards over the years including;
  • Horn Player of the Year
  • Saxophonist of the Year
  • Best Swing/Jump Blues band in Canada
  • Best Live Act in Canada

Before going solo Johnny worked with fellow Canadian guitarist/singer Colin James from 1986 to 1998 which took them through 6 CD's;
  • Colin James (debut)
  • Sudden Stop
  • The Little Big Band
  • Bad Habits
  • Then Again
  • National Steel

And many international tours with some of the biggest names in music;
  • Little Feat
  • Steve Winwood
  • Keith Richards
  • Robert Plant
  • ZZ Top
  • Rolling Stones
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn

Johnny continues touring and has performed in most of the European countries, across Canada and the US.