5.4.12 “I’m Turning 32!!!” Miguel Atwood-Ferguson 11-piece Ensemble / Birthday Bash @ BlueWhale

Blue Whale presents
FRIDAY  MAY 4, 2011 9PM
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA 90012  |  213.620.0908 


Come celebrate my 32nd Bday with me as I premiere my new 11 piece ensemble + Special Guests at my favorite LA Venue!


$20 cover for both sets, 21+


Coco O Malaika (Quadron) (Vocals)
Mia Doi Todd (Vocals)
Jimetta Rose Smith (Vocals)
Jessica Jeza Vautor (Vocals)

Myself (Violin/Viola)
Katisse Buckingham (Flute)
Brian Walsh (Clarinet)
Daniel Rosenboom (Trumpet)
Randal Fisher (Tenor Sax)
Garrett Smith (Trombone)
Charles Altura (Guitar)
Vardan Ovsepian (Piano)
Gabe Noel (Bass)
Zach Harmon (Drums)
Jose ‘Gurri’ Cardenas (Percussion)

We will be playing originals by myself and by artists such as Lauryn Hill, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Flying Lotus, Joe Henderson, unreleased J Dilla, Jaco Pastorius, Robert Glasper, Hermeto Pascoal, Rachmaninov, and many others…


Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is a highly-creative multi-instrumentalist/dj/arranger/composer/music director/producer/educator residing in Los Angeles, California. He has recorded on close to 200 commercially available recordings. As a violist he has appeared with Outkast at the Kid’s Choice Awards on the Nickolodean Channel, Rihanna on the Jay Leno Show and at the 2007 American Music Awards, Christina Aguilera on her 2006 MTV special ‘Back to Basics’ and with John Legend and Kirk Franklin at the 2008 B.E.T. Gospel Celebration. He has also appeared with Shakira, Wyclef Jean, and Gnarls Barkley at the 2007 Grammy Awards, and with Hall and Oates on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Extra, and The Megan Mullally Show and with Pink at the 2008 American Music Awards. In 2009, Miguel was on the season finale of ‘America’s Got Talent’ backing up Susan Boyle. Miguel has also had his own segments devoted to him on the Disney Channel and KCET. Miguel graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in viola performance and has performed in orchestral settings with Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, John Williams, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Roy Hargrove, Francisco Aguabella, Chuchito Valdes, Ray Brown, Brad Mehldau, Quincy Jones, James Galway, Vince Mendoza and Henry Mancini among many others. As a studio musician he has recorded for Willi.i.am, Erykah Badu, Dr. Dre, John Cale, Barry Manilow, Joss Stone, Bilal, Michael Buble, Rene Olmstead, Common, Randy Jackson, Travis Tritt, Flying Lotus, Raphael Saadiq, and on Ray Charles’ grammy winning album ‘Genius Loves Company’. As a jazz soloist, Miguel has played/recorded alongside Hubert Laws, Billy Higgins, Brian Blade, Alphonse Mouzon, Airto Moreira, Buster Williams, Saul Williams, Dwight Trible, Patrice Rushen, Ndugu Chancler, Mulatu Astatke, Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence and Ravi Coltrane. He has performed at top venues around the world and tours Europe regularly. Miguel has very diverse interests and performs/tours and records with ensembles ranging from tango, electronica, avante-garde jazz, classical, hip-hop, to pop music. He has performed on the world famous radio show ‘Worldwide’ hosted by Gilles Peterson on th BBC in London and on local Los Angeles stations KUSC 91.5, KCRW 89.9 and KPFK 90.7. Miguel is building towards having his own orchestra playing music from across the globe with international musicians of peace and love. Miguel also supports his community by doing outreach concerts for kids and volunteering in hospitals and resting homes.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson website

BlueWhale website


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