Ferit Odman is an in-demand and busy jazz drummer based in Istanbul, Turkey. 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 received 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.
Albums as a leader:
- Ferit Odman – The Vinyl Collection (2017 – Equinox Music & Entertainment)
- Ferit Odman – Dameronia With Strings (2015 – Equinox Music & Entertainment)
- Ferit Odman – Autumn In New York (2011 – Equinox Music & Entertainment)
- Ferit Odman – Nommo (2010 – Equinox Music & Entertainment)
Ferit Odman exclusively plays and endorses Gretsch Drums, Vic Firth Drum Sticks & Istanbul Agop Cymbals.