Bart Fermie

Workshop PATEMPA -Build Your Musical Body, Feet First-

Using feet, hands and voice, Bart Fermie turns movement, rhythm and melody into a musical experience, that will fire and rewire your brain.

PATEMPA = Practical Approach To Enhancing Musical Performance Abilities

Bart Fermie began his versatile musical career by founding Small Talk, a Dutch Latin-Jazz band. He studied Cuban and Brazilian percussion in New York, Havana, and Amsterdam, toured and recorded or appeared on television with well over 120 artists and bands, playing Pop, Jazz, Jazz-rock, Latin-Jazz, Brazilian, Cuban, Flamenco and Portuguese music.

Innovative Percussion
Bart Fermie invented instruments for Pearl Percussion, such as the Mini-Ganzeiro (2001 MIPA Award), the Flat-Timb and the TangTang, being the most versatile shaker in the world. The Pandanza and Shakelets were launched in 2006 and 2007.
Other instruments Bart invented are Shakerine, Ganzeiro, Mini-Shakerine, Patum, Round Rainmaker and Agogo-Pop.

Bart Fermie teaches percussion, ensembles and didactics at the Amsterdam University of the Arts and Rotterdam University of the Arts. He has been a guest teacher at several Music Academies in The Netherlands and in Berlin. He gave percussion workshops in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and The Dutch Antilles.

Bart Fermie has collaborated on CD’s, TV or on stage with international artists like Angelique Kidjo, Atongo Zimba, Babaa Maal, Bobby Durham, Branford Marsalis, Deborah Brown, Frank McComb, George Duke, Gino Vannelli, Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez, Ivan Lins, Leonardo Amuedo & Antonio Serrano, Maria Schneider, Mory Kante, Randy Crawford, Richard Galliano, Richie Flores, The Brussels Jazz Orchestra, The Metropole Orchestra, Toots Thielemans and Van Dyke Parks. Bart played percussion for the Ivan Lins CD ‘Intimate’ with guests like Till Brönner, Jane Monheit and Take 6. 3HandsClapping is Bart’s trio with Peter Tiehuis on guitar and Theo de Jong on bass. Bart has toured theaters and festivals in Europe, Asia, US, and the Caribbean.