Mark Ferguson is a trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, producer and music educator at Carleton University. He’s worked with great artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole and Rosemary Clooney. These days he is part of a new ensemble with Mike Tremblay (reeds), bassist Dave Young and drummer Terry Clarke. The quartet will play at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival on June 26. Before the show Mark answered some questions from ARTSFILE about the new group and about his life in music.

Q. Tell me a bit about the quartet?