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What instrument do you play?
Guitar & Keys

Who influenced you to listen to jazz
Al Di Meola, Carlos Santana, George Benson and Wes Montgomery.
How did you find out about the WDCJN?
Ms. Humphrey and GG Brooks
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http://www.yeswecare.net
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USA
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At the age of twelve, Paul “ SEQUENCE “ Ferguson picked up his guitar and taught himself to play by attentively listening and adroitly emulating the musical mastery of such greats as Al Di Meola, Carlos Santana, George Benson and Wes Montgomery. With the technical knowledge that enabled Paul to advance to the position of president of a computer software/web publishing company, and the discipline and determination he acquired as a black belt in Shotokan Karate under the tutelage of Bennett Sensei, Paul explored the principles of the keyboard and subsequently developed the techniques, melodies and rhythms that produce the unique sound of SEQUENCE.

Using a keyboard, midi-guitar, synthesizers and an analog guitar, Paul creates digital orchestrations that reveal the genuine soul of his musical compositions. His many accomplishments to date include producing music for the Harris Corporation’s DTV (digital high definition) television, the development and implementation of entertainment programs while in the Armed Forces, a tour of Germany with his six piece band FFB, performances for the United Nations League of Women, and the production of music for television commercials that have been aired on all major networks in the United States and throughout the Caribbean. In 1998, Paul produced music for ALIX Toys, an interactive CD-ROM Catalog.

Paul “SEQUENCE” Ferguson has also played lead guitar for the Platters, and has opened for great acts such as Ray Goodman and Brown, Blue Magic, Roy Ayers, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Najee, and Manhat­tan Transfer. Paul has performed for such renowned establishments as the Minority Golf Association of America, The Apollo Theater, the Manhattan Center, Indigo Blues, and Sweetwaters in New York. He has both arranged and performed music for UJAAMA, Titus Walker’s Theater Company in New York City. In addition, Paul played for the Bose Factory Corporation using their latest home theater system - the Lifestyle 30 - to demonstrate through. Paul was also privileged to play at Madison Square Garden.

Performing as a one-man orchestra, Paul was among the featured entertainers at the June 1996 Black Comedy Awards. With Guru, he scored the soundtrack for the movie Girls Town (1996). His musical expertise earned him the coveted position of Musical Director for GBTV’s Culture Share, a popular show that broadcasts in New York, London, Grenada and other islands of the Caribbean. He also scored the soundtrack for the Documentary Arabian Culture through the Equine Industry for B.E.T.

Along with Chaka Khan, Ramsey Lewis, Branford Marsalis, Donald Byrd, Ronny Jordan, Patra, Kenny Garrett, Kool Keith and Lonnie Liston Smith, Paul was recently featured as a pianist on Guru’s compact disc Jazzmatazz ll. As a member of the musical entourage of Guru’s Summer ‘96 European Tour, Paul performed at the JVC Jazz Festival in London (Royal Albert Hall), Foro Italico (Rome), Arena Festa Dell’Unita (Corregio), Arena (Vienna), Muffathalle (Munich), Boerse (Wuppertal), North Sea Jazz Festival/Congresgebouw (Den Haag), Lycabettus (Athens), and the Phoenix UK Jazz Festival.

In 1998, Paul was invited by BET/Emerge Magazine to record one of his original songs, “Seashore Symphony”, on a compilation CD called The History of Love, along with world-renowned artists such as Marion Meadows, Jean Carne, Will Downing, Jacques Burvick, Pieces of a Dream, Chuck Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Marcus Johnson, Signature, Pure Soul, and Dianne Reeves. In addition to the CD, he will also be recording on the all jazz channel at BET (BET on Jazz).

In April 2002, SEQUENCE’s musical stylings were presented to the public in an innovative manner. They were preloaded into CD/mp3 players at Best Buy stores located throughout the United States. SEQUENCE was chosen for this project by siamerica because they knew that the quality of his musical creations would assist them in increasing their sales of CD/mp3 players to the buying public.

In June 2003, the "Sounds of Sequence" were incorporated into the database of the Muzak Company and have been distributed to businesses nationwide for use in their Muzak Sound Systems.

In 2006, Avant Garde Digital Films, Inc. announced the newest member of its production family - Mr. Paul “SEQUENCE” Ferguson. Undertaking the role of composer, Mr. Ferguson produced original compositions for their growing “New Media” organization. Content includes theatrical feature films, direct-to-DVD programs and a barrage of specially conceived Internet projects. Mr. Ferguson’s dynamic musical endowment has propelled him to the very top of his game, and he is thereby an invaluable asset to the production family. Paul has scored two DVD’s for Avant Garde Digital Pictures, Inc. The first one titled The Macomb Incident deals with psychic and paranormal phenomena; the second one is titled Stress Reduction and deals with a problem by the same name.

In 2007, Paul’s music was again featured on Delta Skyline Radio, Channel 10. The music is played on all flights worldwide. Also, “The Relaxation CD’” of Paul “SEQUENCE” Ferguson will be featured on the “Soundscape” Channel of Music Choice. Paul’s music has been featured on ABC Channel 7 for an urban program that reaches audiences in the United States and Canada. SEQUENCE has also made his mark by scoring shorts for High Definition Cable TV. Paul was recently chosen to compose the music for the Solar Decathlon Project for NYIT as well as to develop the Corporate Identity Sound for the NYIT team. The Music will be used for the computer animated movies and the House Tours. Additionally, Paul “SEQUENCE” Ferguson has completed 2 DVD’s - Smooth Jazz & Art and The Relaxation DVD. Both DVD’s became available for retail sales in December 2007.

Released in May 2009, Paul’s music and instrument is featured on the new CD from Sheila Raye Charles (daughter of the legendary Ray Charles). This gifted artist emerges from her father's shadow with Behind The Shades, a no-holds-barred musical autobiography. Paul also recently completed another CD titled Soul Music and covered with several multi-platinum recording artists, such as the Debarge Family, Dru Hill, Eddie Benitez, and more.

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