If there’s jazz bands playing in New York tonight, you can be sure drummer Mark Ferber, (born 1975) can be heard playing with one of them. One of the busiest drummers on the NYC scene, Ferber’s credits include over 200 recordings. Recent and upcoming releases include Ralph Alessi’s quartet (Imaginary Friends, ECM), Marc Copland’s quartet (Busybody, innerVoice Jazz), the Brad Shepik Organ Trio, and his twin brother, Alan Ferber’s Grammy nominated big band and nonet. Past tour and recording credits include Don Byron, Billy Childs, Fred Hersch, John O’Gallagher, Lee Konitz, Jonathan Kreisberg, Mark Helias, Dave Liebman, Tony Malaby, John O’Gallagher, Gary Peacock, Bud Shank, and Steve Swallow. A popular educator, his teaching credits in the USA and Europe include the California Institute of the Arts (faculty member), the City College of NY, the School of Improvisational Music (SIM), the Summer Music Jazz Workshop at Lafayette, and the Tavira (Portugal) Jazz Workshop. Mark is an endorses Istanbul Cymbals. Born in California, he lives in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.
(Photo Credit Antonio Porcar Cano)