late Oct – Nov – Dec 2022!

Hope to see you at one of these final concerts of 2022!

OCTOBER 31

w/ MARIA FAUST SACRUM FACERE “ORGAN” – REFORMERT KIRKE (GOTHERSGADE 111) – 4pm

Tickets: https://www.eventim-light.com/dk/a/5ccaf7cc73496e0001688297/e/631f13215f110812e64a4233/

NOVEMBER 3

NED FERM QUINTET “AUTUMN’S DARLING” – JAZZCUP (GOTHERSGADE 107) – 4pm

Tickets: https://www.eventim-light.com/dk/a/5ccaf7cc73496e0001688297/e/63284f6a2896a26053435898/

NOVEMBER 5

w/ CTM/DAWDA/KIELSGAARD – MUSIKHUSET KBH (VESTERBROGADE 59) – 8pm

Tickets: https://alicecph.com/event/dawda-jobarteh-caecilie-trier/

NOVEMBER 7

w/ PABLO HELD/CARLOTTA ARMBRUSTER/CHRISTIAN RAMOND/ROBERTO GATTO – LOFT (KÖLN) – 8:30pm

Tickets: https://www.loftkoeln.de/de/karten/

NOVEMBER 11

RELEASE OF 2ND SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM “AUTUMN’S DARLING” (STUNT)

NOVEMBER 16

w/ MARIA FAUST SACRUM FACERE – ERSTA KYRKA (STOCKHOLM)

Tickets: https://secure.tickster.com/en/47bk7kte7tzrabd/selectevent

NOVEMBER 19

BIRTHDAY TRIO (ACE/FERM/HESS) – GADSTRUP BIBLIOTEK (NYVEJ 40, 4621) – 4PM

Tickets: https://www.place2book.com/da/sw2/sales/ao3iddz265

NOVEMBER 24

NED FERM “SPENT ALL THE MONEY” – PARADISE JAZZ CLUB (RÅDHUSSTRÆDE 13) – 8:30pm

Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.dk/event/ned-ferm-spent-all-the-money-billetter/522381

DECEMBER 2

RELEASE OF 3RD SINGLE FROM UPCOMING ALBUM “AUTUMN’S DARLING” (STUNT)

DECEMBER 7

DECEMBER 7
HOMIES – 20_14 floor @ distillery. DOUBLEBILL W. ML Buch @copenhagendistillery @20_14escho #20_14escho
Tickets: https://www.billetlugen.dk/eventseries/20-14-floor-distillery-ml-buch-homies-3216794/

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first reviews of HEART IN HAND are in!

REVIEWS AND RESPONSE TO HEART IN HAND!!!

9/10: music; 9/10: sound

“The impressionistic exuberance of these compositions and the epic breadth of their implementation are just as captivating as the collective search for sound by the extremely symbiotic quartet.”

Wolf Kampmann, STEREOPLAY magazine

“This is a stunning record, which I know a lot of work has gone into. It’s work that has certainly paid off, resulting in an album that’s this good. The musicians invite you into a playful, floating game, and we get absolutely beautiful music… A wonderful release!”

Jan Granlie, Salt Peanuts

Saxophonist Ned Ferm and drummer Kenny Wollesen combine tradition and avant-garde in a beautiful way… At its core, this is free jazz, but the multi-instrumentalists have added additional layers with individual piano tones, vibraphone lines, and percussion. The result is an open form of fusion. 

-RALF STIFTEL, Westfaelischer Anzeiger, Hamm

(featured in Le Monde’s weekly album selection)

With melodies that share a common thread of clear writing, the album Heart in Hand, recorded by a quartet led by Kenny Wollesen and Ned Fern, leads into a series of tranquil musical landscapes… All mindful of the sound of the ensemble, to create subtle links, playing between jazz improvisation and composition… From the whole emerges a constant charm, a musician’s invitation to the imagination.

-Sylvain Siclier, Le Monde

“From the opening track Sonny Boy we are bathed in a hovering atmosphere. Jazz here has ethereal colors between psychedelic and ambient music. The album is an excursion into changing musical territory through the inventive interludes of these folk-inspired compositions.”

Jean-Francois Convert, textes-blog-rock-n-roll

COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022

NED FERM
at the
COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2022
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25th of June
4pm – FERM / GREGERSON / KIELSGAARD
@ Sundbyøster Kirkegaard


30th of June
11:30pm – HOMIES
@ Børneteatret


2nd of July
9pm – FERM / MUNDT / FORCHHAMMER
@ Christianshavns Beboerhus

11:30pm – w/ARTUR TUZNIK SEXTET
@ Børneteatret


4th of July
5pm – w/BIRDIE OMEN
@ Byhaven


5th of July
3pm – FERM / NILSSON / AC
@ Gården og Gaden

6pm – FERM / AC / HESS
@ Apollo Bar

9pm – FERM / FRYLAND / SKOVBAKKE
@ Mellemrummet


6th of July
3pm – FERM / KJÆRGAARD / SKOVBAKKE / NILSSON
@ Gården og Gaden


7th of July
3pm – FERM / ROEMER / AC / HØYER
@ Gården og Gaden


8th of July
11pm – w/KRESTEN OSGOOD’S QUINTET
@ 5e


10th of July
6pm – FERM / AC / HESS
@ Apollo Bar

9pm – FERM / AC
@ Mellemrummet


AARHUS JAZZ FESTIVAL

12 – 13 – 14 – July
FERM / AC @ Jazz Cruise

More info on more concerts coming soon!

LEVON out now!

Listen here:

LEVON

Music by Nicolai Munch-Hansen

Lyrics by Ned Ferm

My dear departed friend Nicolai wrote this song as an instrumental jazz hymnal that we recorded on his album ÆTER back in 2013. I wrote lyrics to the melody and we would often sing it together but this is the first time it will be heard in this form by ears outside of direct family and close friends.

I wrote the lyrics while thinking about Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian (or the Evening Redness in the West) which is both beautiful and terrifying. Levon Helm is of course one of the greatest musicians of all time.

This song now combines elements of all of these references and memories and tributes. Marie’s vocals add a warm yet haunting churchiness to it while Mads Hyhne plays a legendary trombone solo and I think the overall atmosphere does justice to the music while bringing the story in the lyrics to life.

FEATURING:

Ned Ferm (vocals, keys), Marie Fisker (vocals), Mads Hyhne (trombone), Mads Brinch (Rhodes), Rune Kjeldsen & Jacob Funch (guitars), Anders Christensen (piano, bass), Jakob Høyer (drums)

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OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’ – single out FRIDAY!

A bright moment on the horizon!

OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN’ – the first single from my and Kenny Wollesen’s album entitled HEART IN HAND with Anders Christensen and Rune Kjeldsen – arrives on Friday.

CLICK THE LINK BELOW to pre-save the song on your streaming service(s) of choice:

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Big thanks to Kenny, Ace, Rune, Mads Mølgaard, Emil Thomsen, Paul Wilson, Gunhild Jarwz, Annett Ahrends, Peter Littauer, Søren Friis, Laura Littauer, Sundance Music, and KODA!

Oscar Nomination for THE LETTER ROOM!

I’m thrilled to have contributed to THE LETTER ROOM which was just nominated for SHORT LIVE ACTION FILM at the Academy Awards. Elvira Lind’s film stars Oscar Isaac as “an empathetic corrections officer who gets transferred to the prison’s letter room, where he finds escape in the deeply personal letters written to an inmate on death row.” My contribution comes in the form of overdubbed vocal work in several scenes.

A sincere CONGRATULATIONS to the whole team and heartfelt thanks for bringing me in – it was (and is!) an honor!

2021

Lots of delays and rescheduling entering YEAR 2 of the plague

Tons of great live action coming everyone’s way once the weather gets warmer and more people are vaccinated!

I’ll start recording my new folk/country album this spring for a fall release – some great new songs to share with you all since the release of SPENT ALL THE MONEY! Stay tuned…

We’ve lost so many wonderful people recently, among them my beloved Mother, Ninette. She passed away very suddenly at the end of September 2020. It was a year of serious tests and challenges, including her passing, the loss of several other friends in various parts of the world, loss of income and resources and creative outlets due to the plague, a broken arm that didn’t heal – resulting in surgery and rehab, crippling anxiety regarding the state of the States, and too many other challenges to mention here. When it rains, it pours, and that was a typhoon and tsunami of trouble, evil, and awfulness. I have survived it thus far and am stronger and more hopeful than ever for this year and the future.

I’m greatly looking forward to getting back to Maine to see my family this fall, to celebrate my Mom’s life with them in person and hopefully exchange some of the hugs we and so many others took for granted before seemingly every single thing in the world went sideways.

It can always get worse! But at some point it has to swing the other way. I hope that shift has begun now. There are signs of hope, and rather than dwell too long or hard on them, I’m trying to get as much good work done on myself and for the world as I can in a period of opportunity/crisitunity. Let’s go!

Love,
Ned