Carleton U music student Andrew Ferderber played with enthusiasm throughout his 90-minute graduation pertformance  ©2016 Brett Delmage
Carleton U music student Andrew Ferderber played with enthusiasm throughout his 90-minute graduation pertformance ©2016 Brett Delmage

Music student Andrew Ferderber has been heard by Ottawa-Gatineau jazz audiences as the drummer driving the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Carleton University Fusion Ensembles, or jamming regularly at the Tuesday evening Beeched Wailers jams and at Jazz Mondays at Le Petit Chicago. He's also played regularly around town in non-jazz groups: with Rômmel Ribeiro, in the Billy Love Band, and in Blast from the Sun.

On May 6, he presented his final graduation performance in Carleton University's Kailash Mital Theatre, with much enthusiasm and care, and a great deal of preparation. His work paid off well -  he received a grade of A+ a few days later for his ninety-minute concert.

Ferderber spoke with OttawaJazzScene.ca at the end of his performance. He shared his thoughts on the value of studying four years of music at Carleton U, his preparations for the concert, and about music in general.

Thanks to Kailash Mital Theatre's sound engineer John Rosefield, who provided the live concert audio recording. He puts you right on Ferderber's drum throne for the performance of Spain (headphones recommended).

   – Brett Delmage

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