Ferit Odman

Primary Instrument: Drums

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. ...
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2006-2008 Fulbright Scholarship
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”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

Primary InstrumentDrums


Willing to teachAdvanced 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,
8”x12” tom,
14”x14” floor tom,

6.5"X14" Hand Hammered Bronze Snare.
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