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, Brazilian, Cuban, jazz, flamenco, Portuguese, world music, jazz-rock, and latin jazz. He has collaborated on CDs, TV or on stage with international artists like Van Dyke Parks, Leonardo Amuedo & Antonio Serrano, Angelique Kidjo, and many others. He currently teaches percussion, didactics and ensembles at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Rotterdam Conservatory. He has been a guest teacher at the conservatories of Utrecht, Maastricht, Alkmaar, Enschede, Zwolle.