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.