Born: July 7, 1982
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. ...
Awards2006-2008 Fulbright Scholarship
...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
Autumn In New YorkEquinox Music & Entertainment
NommoEquinox Music & Entertainment
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
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,
14”x14” floor tom,
6.5"X14" Hand Hammered Bronze Snare.