Ferenc Nemeth

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Ferenc Nemeth (born May 20, 1976 in Keszthely) is a Hungarian jazz drummer and composer.


Nemeth was born in Keszthely, Hungary. At 14 he left home to study classical percussion at the Richter János Conservatory in Győr. He also attended the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He later studied at the New England Conservatory in their graduate program. In 2001 he was accepted into the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and studied there until 2003.

He has played with musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride, John Patitucci, Terence Blanchard, John Abercrombie, Joshua Redman, Dave Samuels, Mark Turner, Ron McClure, Chris Cheek, Aaron Goldberg, Eli Degibri, Illayaraja and many more. He is also a member of Gilfema with Lionel Loueke and Massimo Biolcati. Nemeth's Night Songs was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for Jazz Album of the Year.[1][2]


As leader[edit]

  • Wheel of Time with Javier Vercher (Fresh Sound, 2006)
  • Night Songs (Dreamer's Collective, 2007)
  • Triumph (Dreamer's Collective, 2012)
  • Bridges of Souls with László Attila (Dreamer's Collective, 2014)
  • Second Phase with Pietro Ciancaglini, David Kikoski (Via Veneto, 2014)[3]

With Gilfema

  • Gilfema (ObliqSound, 2005)
  • Gilfema + 2 (ObliqSound, 2008)

As sideman or guest[edit]

  • In Line feat Dave Samuels: Twins (Royal, 1996)
  • Som Lajos & Zavodi Janos: Szaz Ev Zene (Royal, 1997)
  • Janos Egri: Moods, Infoimpress (1998)
  • Seung-Hee Han: With Every Breath I Take (1999)
  • Ben Adams Quartet: The Figured Wheel (Tonic Productions, 2000)
  • Michael Cohen: Michael Cohen (2000)
  • Pal Vasvari feat Dave Samuels & Alex Acuna: Tales of The Princess (Partizan, 2001)
  • Martin Buergi feat Dave Samuels: The End of a Love Affair (Altrisuoni, 2001)
  • Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival featuring Terence Blanchard & Dave Grusin (2001)
  • Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Quintet: Previous Misconceptions (2001)
  • Francesco Guaiana Trio: Nojaz (Exaudi, 2002)
  • Sebastian Noelle Quartet: Freedom Trail (2002)
  • Olivier Manchon Quartet: En Route (2003)
  • Kalman Olah Trio: Contrasts & Parallels (MA, 2003)
  • Grand Pianoramax: Grand Pianoramax (ObliqSound, 2004)
  • Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Quintet: Borrowed Time (Fresh Sound, 2005)
  • Francisco Pais Quintet: Not Afraid of Color (Fresh Sound, 2006)
  • Felly K: Far Away (Argus Film and Art, 2006)
  • Greg Lamy: What Are You Afraid Of? (2006)
  • Luca Lo Bianco: La Scomparsa di Majorana (Silta, 2006)
  • Lionel Loueke: Virgin Forest (ObliqSound, 2006)
  • Lionel Loueke: Karibu (Blue Note, 2008)
  • Elio Villafranca Quartet: The Source in Between (Ceiba Tree, 2008)
  • Tom Beckham: Rebound (Apria, 2008)
  • Jo Lawry I Want to Be Happy (Fleurieu Music, 2008)
  • Aaron Irwin Blood and Thunder (Fresh Sound, 2008)
  • Francisco Pais School of Enlightenment (Product of Imagination, 2008)
  • Greg Diamond Dancando Com Ale (Chasm, 2008)
  • Alterego Kristof Bacso Q (BMC, 2008)
  • Mari Tochi Band Arigato (Ind, 2009)
  • Federico Casagrande Trio Spirit of the Mountains (Dodicilune, 2009)
  • Daniel Szabo Trio Meets Chris Potter Contribution (BMC, 2009)
  • Lionel Loueke Mwaliko (Blue Note, 2010)
  • Omer Avital Free Forever (Smalls, 2011)
  • No Surrender Medicine Babies (ZerOKilled, 2011)
  • Neethaane En Ponvasantham Ilaiyaraaja (Sony, 2012)
  • Spray Drops (The Drops Music, 2013)


  1. ^ "Ferenc Nemeth, Bio". Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  2. ^ "Ferenc Nemeth, Discography". Retrieved 2013-04-10.
  3. ^ "Ferenc Nemeth | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 September 2018.

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