Ferenc Nemeth Is an accomplished and versatile musician who continues to push the boundaries of jazz drumming and composition. He has performed in over 35 countries, 300 cities, and at hundreds of the most important festivals including the Playboy jazz festival in Los Angeles, the JVC festival in NYC at the Carnegie hall with Herbie Hancock, the Montreal Jazz Festival the Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland, the Tokyo Jazz Festival, the Marciac Jazz Fest, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and many others. This evening also two other brilliant musicians, saxophonist Myron Walden and pianist Ruslan Sirota. This truly international trio, coming from different countries, backgrounds and cultures, (USA, Argentina, Hungary) makes for an extraordinary evening of music.
An exciting performer and imaginative collaborator, Nemeth is well regarded for his work with the Lionel Loueke Trio, Kenny Werner Coalition, Billy Childs Trio and has worked with the who’s who in Jazz, including multiple GRAMMY award winning artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Samuels, Jimmy Heath, etc. Ferenc’s own bands have included Joshua Redman, John Patitucci, Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Chris Potter, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip and many others.
Nate Chinen of The New York Times – “Ferenc Nemeth is a nimble Hungarian drummer with a feel for African rhythm.”
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.”
Amazon Editorial Review – “On "Triumph” Ferenc Nemeth has created a journey for the ages. An epic work!”
Mark F. Turner of All About Jazz – “Ferenc Nemeth represents the new breed of post -Art Blakey jazz drummers, ushering in their own bravado and confident leadership.”
Hrayr Attarian of All About Jazz - “Nemeth exhibits a rare combination of exhilarating élan and harmonic creativity, often in the same tune. With "Triumph" Nemeth makes a bold and exquisite statement that showcases his sublime talents as a composer, improviser, drummer and bandleader—a statement that will surely stand the test of time.”