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Ferenc Nemeth

FERENC NEMETH is an accomplished and versatile musician who continues to push the boundaries of jazz drumming and composition. Nemeth has since the early days of his career, been one of the most sought after drummers both, in his native Hungary as well as in the United States. Coming from a musical family, his unique dynamism and versatility was fostered from a very early age. An exciting performer and imaginative collaborator, Nemeth is well regarded for his work with the Lionel Loueke Trio and GilFeMa and has also travelled, performed and collaborated extensively as a bandleader, co-leader, sideman and educator as well as initiating creative projects of his own.

From his early days at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Thelonius Monk Insitute of Jazz in Los Angeles, Nemeth has learned from and worked with the world’s finest jazz musicians and groups including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard, the Billy Childs Trio, Bob Sheppard, Dave Carpenter, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, The Henry Mancini Orchestra amongst others. Relocating to New York in 2003, Nemeth’s distinctive energy and drive saw his career continuing with many of the same musicians, and also expanding to include the likes of Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Lionel Loueke, John Abercrombie, Dave Samuels, Mark Turner, Hal Crook, David Benoit, Bud Shank, Greg Hopkins, Phil Wilson, Dave Grusin, Eddie Daniels, Eddie Henderson, Ron McClure, Chris Cheek, Aaron Goldberg, Kenny Wheeler, Eli Degibri, Jonathan Kreisberg, John Ellis, Omer Avital, Ilayaraja, the Kenny Werner Coalition and most recently Dhafer Youssef.

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NATE CHINEN of NEW YORK TIMES – “Ferenc Nemeth is a nimble Hungarian drummer with a feel for African rhythm.”

AMAZON EDITORIAL REVIEW – “On “Triumph” Ferenc Nemeth has created a journey for the ages. An epic work!”

DAN MCCLENAGHAN of ALL ABOUT JAZZ – “Triumph's approach is similar to pianist Brad Mehldau's Highway Rider (Nonesuch, 2010)—a thematic set shaped like a symphony, with each piece leading into the next, interlocked and sectioned by interludes.”

TERRELL KENT HOLMES of ALL ABOUT JAZZ – “The sophistication and self-assurance of his (Ferenc's) composing and arranging have the earmarks of a seasoned veteran.”

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Currently professor at Siena Jazz University Masters Program. Taught private lessons at Manhattan School, New School, Wheeler school, Kodolanyi Janos University, Bartok Conservatory, Franz Liszt Academy Jazz department, Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music.

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Freedom

Dreamers Collective
2020

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Three

Sounderscore
2020

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Bridges Of Souls

Dreamers Collective
2014

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Triumph

Dreamers Collective Records
2012

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Triumph

Dreamers Collective
2012

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Wheel Of Time

Fresh Sound Records
2007

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Triumph

From: Triumph
By Ferenc Nemeth

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