About

Gilfema is a jazz trio consisting of Lionel Loueke (guitar),  Ferenc Nemeth (drums), and Massimo Biolcati (bass).

The name of the group comes from the musicians' names: Gil (Lionel Gilles Loueke), Fe (Ferenc Nemeth), Ma (Massimo Biolcati).

Founded in 2001 while the three were attending the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz under the musical direction of Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock, Gilfema recorded two albums and toured the world during the early 2000’s and later morphed into the Lionel Loueke Trio for a decade of music together on the Blue Note label.

After 20 years of playing together, the band is coming out with a fresh new recording in 2020 under the collaborative moniker Gilfema again.