Jazz Breeze is a sophisticated duo consisting of members Joshua Ben and Laura Ferguson.
Originally from Florida, Joshua Ben moved to Pennsylvania at the age of 6, where his interest in the musical arts began. His mother sang opera professionally and his father was a jazz guitarist. Having the support of both parents helped drive Joshua’s interest in pursuing the piano. He studied at Duquesne University and then later at the University of Pittsburgh. His love of the instrument led him to be a consultant for Steinway & Sons Pianos and educator.
Joshua currently teaches at Atkins music center in Connellsville Pa, while continuing to perform for a variety of venues and events.
Joshua has shared the stage with such notable acts as Lisa Marie Presley, Keller Williams, The Wailers, and Rusted Root to name a few and has been featured on both radio and television internationally.
Laura Ferguson has been featured with the Nevin Saylor Big Band, The IUP Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Trip ensemble and fronts her own bands including Jazz Breeze. She has been a regular feature on the Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Indiana, PA, and performs regularly in the Indiana county region. Laura is a music education professor at IUP and an avid supporter of music education in and around the Pittsburgh area.