Guitarist Tom Dempsey and bassist Tim Ferguson have collaborated on a variety of projects from duo to large ensembles for over twenty years. They have performed throughout the U.S. and Europe at many notable jazz venues and festivals and their collabolration has resulted in numerous recordings including: their highly acclaimed 2007 duo release, “What’s Going On?” (City Tone Records) and the TD/TF Quartet’s 2012 CD “Beautiful Friendship” (Planet Arts Records).
The Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet is an exciting and innovative ensemble comprised of four of New York city’s most respected jazz musicians. Playing a mix of original compositions, standards and classics from the jazz cannon, the Quartet’s music is an authentic and riviting expression of the state of jazz in the 21st century.
The group is currently working on material for a new recording which will pay tribute to the late guitar great Jim Hall. Hall was a friend and supporter of Dempsey and Ferguson and his influence on their approach to music is incalculable. The new recording will feature Hall’s compositions and some of his favorite standards as well as originals by the band.