Ferit Odman

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: July 7, 1982    

Ferit Odman

Ferit Odman is an on demand and busy jazz drummer based in Istanbul. He started his music studies in Sweden as an AFS exchange student (1999), got a full scholarship to get his B.A. in Music at Istanbul Bilgi University (2001), attended the School For Improvisation workshops in NYC (2004), and has been granted a Fulbright Scholarship to further build on his studies at William Paterson University (2006).

He spent / played two years in NYC and holds a M.M. (Master of Music) degree in Jazz Performance. He became heavily entrenched in the Turkish jazz scene at a young age and recently performs with many jazz musicians, while leading his own quintet and touring around Europe. ...
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2006-2008 Fulbright Scholarship
”There’s an immeasurable gulf between the stage and the studio that many musicians simply can’t navigate. Turkish drummer Ferit Odman bridges that divide effortlessly on Nommo (Equinox 104-3; 48:55 * * * ½ ), a studio recording that channels enough live-band energy that the absence of post-solo applause comes almost as a shock...” —Shaun Brady, Downbeat Magazine (Nov-2011)

”...This drummer assembled a thoughtful group of notables for sessions held in Brooklyn, NY, and then smartly allowed each of them to join the conversation. The result is a collaborative, almost communal, effort, as if Nommo was put together over a series of long talks at the kitchen table...” —Nick DeRiso, Somethin' Else

”..Nommo is, until the very end, an impeccable group effort...”

”...They (Odman & Washington) perform like two halves of the same heart, pulsing and contracting behind a series of brilliant conceptions by the soloists...” —Nick DeRiso, Somethin' Else

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Ferit Odman is endorsed by Gretsch Drums & Istanbul Agop Cymbals

1 x Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Ride(22"),

1 x Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary Ride (20"),

1 x Istanbul Agop Special Edition Jazz Hi-Hat (13"),

Grestch 120th Anniversary Champagne Sparkle
Limited Edition Round Badge Be-bop Custom Drumset.

14”x18” bass drum,
8”x12” tom,
14”x14” floor tom,

6.5"X14" Hand Hammered Bronze Snare.

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