Born: May 20, 1976 Primary Instrument: Drums
Ferenc Nemeth was born in Keszthely, Hungary. He started to play the drums when he was three years old. His father gave him his first drum lessons. At age fourteen he moved out of the family house and went to the Richter János Conservatory in Gyõr, to study classical percussion. When he was eighteen he moved to Budapest where he started to play different styles of music. He attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Soon Ferenc became one of the busiest jazz drummers in Hungary. After the Academy, he got a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and moved to Boston where he lived for three years. He also attended to New England Conservatory and did one year as a graduate student . In 2001 he applied and got accepted to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz program where he studied until 2003. He currently lives in New York. He has performed and/or recorded with a variety of artists such as: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Terence Blanchard, John Abercrombie, Dave Samuels, Mark Turner, Hal Crook, David Benoit, Bud Shunk, Darren Barret, Bruno Raberg, Greg Hopkins, Phil Wilson, Billy Childs, Reggie Hamilton, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Dave Grusin, Bob Sheppard, Steve Turre, Eddie Deniels, Eddie Henderson, Ron McClure, Chris Cheek, Aaron Goldberg, Kenny Wheeler, Eli Degibri, The Mason Brothers, The Henry Mancini Orchestra,etc.
He's been studying with:
Laszlo Farsang, Balazs Papp, Laszlo Varay, Imre Koszegi, Ivan Nesztor, John Ramsay, Bob Kaufman, Gary Chaffee, Bob Moses, Jerry Bergonzi, George Russell, Peter Erskine, Dave Holland, Carl Allen, Kenny Barron, Wayne Shorter, Ralph Peterson.