Sherman Ferguson was born in Philadelphia, October 31 1944. Ferguson has lived in Los Angeles since 1976.
Sherman Ferguson performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, Pharoah Sanders, Eddie Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, James Moody, Ahmad Jamal, Bud Shank, Shorty Rogers, George Coleman, Gabor Szabo, Kenny Barron, Teddy Edwards, Buddy Collette, co-lead group "Catalyst", and also co-lead group "Heard, Ranier & Ferguson" and many others.
Sherman Ferguson teaches in Jazz Studies Dept. at UCLA and at UC Irvine. he is on the faculty at The Los Angeles Music Academy, and teaches privately at his own "Jazz Drumshop". And Ferguson has recorded extensively with such names as mentioned above; Kenny Burrell, Benny Carter, Pat Martino, Pharoah Sanders, Bud Shank, Shorty Rogers etc. Indeed, a real Jazz Who's Who.