February 9, 2017
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FERENC NEMETH is an accomplished and versatile musician who continues to push the boundaries of jazz drumming and composition.
As MARK F. TURNER of ALL ABOUT JAZZ describes – “Ferenc Nemeth represents the new breed of post-Art Blakey jazz drummers, ushering in their own bravado and confident leadership.”
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 is who’ in Jazz, including multiple GRAMMY award winning artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Samuels, Jimmy Heath…etc.
In Ferenc’s various bands none others have performed than Joshua Redman, John Patitucci, Mark Turner, Chris Cheek, Chris Potter, Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip and many others.
NATE CHINEN of NEW YORK TIMES – “Ferenc Nemeth is a nimble Hungarian drummer with a feel for African rhythm.”
Ferenc’s new project is based on the research he did on getting back to his roots (Hungary), combined with improvisation and electronic sounds to make the music more relevant. This is a mix of a modern adaptation of old soulful melodies with a great variety of rhythmic content, improvisation and some experimental sounds.
“The other very interesting part of this music is that I am using a vocal harmonizer. This little electronic tool enables me to use my voice as a synthesizer and create new textures. I like to think that today’s music is evolving very fast and with the help of the internet, we have access to listen to anything at any time. That makes today’s music global. There is a great variety of cultures and each culture has its own music. We can mix and match whatever we want. But by playing music there’s one important responsibility left. To play it authentically and honestly. That’s what I am always aiming for and this is my best project so far to represent that.” Ferenc Nemeth
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.”
On this evening Ferenc will have 2 brilliant teammates, Saxophonist Brice Winston and Pianist Daniel Szabo.
Brice Winston is an American born saxophonist and composer
currently living in Tucson, AZ. He is part of the GRAMMY award winning trumpeter/composer, Terence Blanchard and his association with him has afforded him the opportunity to record and/or perform with some of the greatest musicians in jazz, including Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Ellis Marsalis, Lionel Loueke, Robert Glasper, Aaron Parks, Marcus Miller among others.
Daniel Szabo is an award-winning performer-composer-educator. He is a prolific recording artist and producer and the winner of the International Martial Solal Jazz Competition (“Grand Prize of the City of Paris”) as well and the Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Contest. Szabo has recorded and/or performed with Peter Erskine, Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bob Sheppard, Jimmy Haslip, Lionel Loueke, John Zorn, John Ellis, Rosario Giuliani, Julian Siegel, Flavio Boltro, among many others.
February 9, 2017