Nicola Stranieri first studied drumming with Enrico Lucchini and
via Emanuelli 15, 28100 Novara, Italia
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Nicola Stranieri first studied drumming with Enrico Lucchini and Tullio De Piscopo, before he completed his
musical training attending workshops by Peter Erskine, Enrico Rava and John Riley.
Its versatility makes him appreciated in a variety of musical contexts, from traditional jazz to more modern styles
Since the 1980s he's been constantly playing the most famed jazz clubs and festivals: UDIN&JAZZ,
MITO Settembre Musica, Padova Jazz, Roccella Jazz Festival, Villa Celimontana (Roma), Musica sulle Bocche,
BaRoMus (Croazia), Asolo Musica, Iseo Jazz, TanJazz (Tangeri/Marocco), III° e IV° Convention Francaise de la Flute
(Paris), Shkodra Festival (Albania), Fano Jazz On The Sea, Eventi in Jazz, Le Vie del Suono, Novara Jazz, Ubi Jazz,
AH-UM Milano Jazz Festival, Gallarate Jazz Festival, Euro Jazz Festival d’Ivrea, Varese in Jazz, Brianza Open Jazz,
Festival Internazionale Rimini Jazz, Versilia Jazz Festival, Sonvico in Jazz (Svizzera), Piemonte in Musica, Nuovi
Territori tra Jazz e Musica Europea, Sestri Jazz, Segni in Jazz, Pineto Accordion Jazz Festival, Midnight Jazz Festival,
Terra del Sole, Girifalco Jazz Festival, Val Tidone Festival, Viaggi Festival, La casa del Jazz (Roma), Blue Note
Milano, Torino Jazz Club, Ferrara Jazz Club, Pinocchio Jazz Club (Firenze), Venice Jazz Club (Venezia), etc.
Throughout his career he played with many jazz musicians, such as: Ralph Alessi, Bill Carrothers, Mat Maneri,
Gianni Basso, Enrico Rava, Fabrizio Bosso, Gerald Cannon, Chris Collins, Franco Cerri, Garrison Fewell, Arrigo
Cappelletti, Claudio Fasoli, Carlo Actis Dato, Billy Lester, Liudas Mockunas, Bruno De Filippi, Barbara Casini, Gianni
Coscia, Bebo Ferra, Luca Aquino, Ares Tavolazzi, Paolo Paliaga, Luis Agudo, Andrea Pozza, Rosario Bonaccorso,
Andrea Dulbecco, Mauro Negri, Giulio Visibelli, Alberto Mandarini, Bob Mover, Michael Rosen, Stefano Benini,
Katja Kruz, Paolo Dalla Porta, Max De Aloe, Paolo Alderighi, Alfredo Ferrario, Eiji Hanaoka, Michel Pastre, Nicki
Parrott, Stephanie Trick, Elgelbert Wrobel, Martin Breinschmid, Paolo Tomelleri, Denise Gordon, Carlo Morena,
Ada Montellanico, Simone Guiducci, Fausto Beccalossi, Riccardo Fioravanti, Yuri Goloubev...
He has recorded 44 CD with various musicians.
Concerts in France, Switzerland, Albania, Morocco, Kenya, Malta, Croatia.
He teached drums at the "Civico Istituto Musicale Brera" in Novara and at the "A. Toscanini" music school in
He's also teached at the "Centro Teatro Attivo" in Milan, Tullio De Piscopo's drums course. Currently he's
teaching at the "Scuola di Musica Dedalo" in Novara, in which he also coordinates the jazz and modern music
He has recorded with the quartet of Max De Aloe, the didactic CD attached to the 'Method for Chromatic Harmonica'
by Max De Aloe published by the prestigious international publishing house 'Sher Music Co' (USA).
Drummer Stranieri is an excellent listener who keeps coming up with the appropriate accompaniment no matter
where the tunes end up.
Stuart Kremsky - CADENCE (USA) – JULY-AUG-SEPT 2009
Drummer Nicola Stanieri is subtle and swinging, frequently using brushes, which is appropriate given
the instrumentation and arrangements. But when energy is called for (as on “34 Skidoo”) he fits the bill
CADENCE (USA) APR-MAY-JUN 2011