Dan Ferguson
Board of Directors

Dan Ferguson is a third generation composer, arranger and instrumentalist. Dan has worked in concerts, records, film and television as a guitarist, composer, and arranger-orchestrator since 1968.

After starting on clarinet and saxophone, Dan studied classical guitar with Jose Barroso, Vincente Gomez, Ron Purcell and Oscar Ghilia. He then studied composition with Daniel Lentz, Frank Campo, Dick Grove, Roger Steinman, David Angel and his father, Allyn Ferguson.

Dan’s guitar solos have been featured on television hit shows The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, Barney Miller (guitar solo), The Rockford Files, Magnum P. I., The A-Team, Charlie’s Angels, White Shadow and the Greatest American Hero; and recordings and concerts with Freddie Hubbard (Studio Live!), Ray Charles, Joan Baez (From Every Stage), Rita Coolidge, Steve Cropper (w/Duck Dunn), Booker T, Levon Helm, Three Dog Night, Rare Earth, Seals and Crofts, Ben E. King, The Commodores, Barbra Steisand, The Runaways with Cherie Currie, Jay Gruska, Mare Winningham, Boz Scaggs, Marilyn Scott, John Serry and many more.

Dan co-produced two CDs for the Count Basie Orchestra. The Count Plays Duke was recipient of a GRAMMY Award for Best Performance by a Large Jazz Ensemble.

Dan Ferguson’s work in film includes music for The Jerk, A Star Is Born (Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson), Oh, God!, Telefon, Westworld, Roadie with Giorgio Moroder, Cheech And Chong’s Next Movie, Ernest Saves Christmas, Ghost Story, Semi-Tough, Slapshot, Splash The Mighty Ducks, Big, 40 Year Old Virgin and many more.

Dan has composed and orchestrated for films and television, including film scores for Just Dessert, Whispers From A Shallow Grave, Diagnosis; Murder, Filthy Rich, High Noon, Chasing Eagle Rock and the biopic We Remember Marilyn. Dan Ferguson has composed and orchestrated for the motion pictures Dune, High Noon, The Last Mafia Marriage, While Justice Sleeps, and Primal Secrets.