Mark Ferber

Drummer Mark Ferber can be heard on nearly 200 recordings. Ongoing projects includes ECM recording artist Ralph Alessi’s ‘This Against That’, the Marc Copland trio, the Brad Shepik Organ Trio, and his twin brother, Alan Ferber’s Grammy nominated big band and nonet. He currently maintains a busy freelance schedule throughout New York’s jazz clubs, recording studios, and international touring circuit. Past work includes tours and recordings with Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Jonathan Kreisberg, John O’Gallagher, Don Byron, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Anna Webber, Mark Helias, Michael Attias and Billy Childs, among others. Mark has taught extensively in the United States and Europe. He was a faculty member for the Tavira Jazz Workshop in Portugal,  The Maine Jazz Camp, the School of Improvisational Music (SIM), and is currently teaching privately out of the City College of New York. He was born and raised in Moraga, CA and received a degree in Biogeography from UCLA. Mark is an endorsing artist for Istanbul Cymbals. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

“Ferber’s rhythmic sensibility and precise flair behind the kit doesn’t just fulfill the drummer’s cliche of ‘holding the trio together’-an unfair assessment of his impact-rather, he truly furthers the group as a musical entity.”
-Dave Major, All About Jazz

“Highly regarded inside the alternative jazz circles, Ferber’s playing shows uncommon empathy along with a relaxed, rhythmically assured sense of swing.”
-Bill Milkowski

“Mark Ferber is one of my favorite drummers, and he always adds a clean, refined power to any session.”
-George Colligan, Jazz Truth

“Ferber’s bounce makes every piece fit for dancing.”
-Andrew Gilbert