After studying in Musicology in Toulouse, Ferdinand begin to play with a variety of bands as saxophonist and composer, while learning a wide diversity of instruments (baritone to sopranino saxophones, flute).
In 2003 with Julian Babou and Sonny Troupé, he created la Face cachée des sous-bois, an afro jazz funk trio which lasted more than 10 years. In 2004 he also founded Pulcinella, a free jazz and tango quartet which recorded 7 albums, performing more than 500 concerts in France and abroad and collaborating with many artists (Leila Martial, Andreas Schaerer, Frédéric Gastard, Émile Parisien, Daniel Casimir, Troyka...). He also played for 15 years in several big bands, especially the Big Band Brass (with Didier Lockwood, James Morrison and Ivan Jullien).
He's an active member of the Toulouse jazz scene: co-founder of the electro-jazz trio Mowgli, leader of Le Chiffre (James Bond OST arrangements), member of The Headbangers (jazz/rock combo), of the sextet Stabat Akish or Initiative H, a new big band who played with Médéric Collignon and Thomas de Pourquery. His love of afro-american music lives in various soul music projects (Gimenez-E, Dounshaq, Supersoul brothers, Loretta), in a tribute to Herbie Hancock (Hancock en stock) and in his own jazz funk quartet, La Tarentule.