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Growing up in a family of musicians, Nicolas Viccaro, born in 1986, started playing drums at the age of 3 with his father (a professional drummer as well). He studied drums at the Conservatoire National de Nice where he obtained the National Conservatory First prize with Jean Paul Ceccarelli (Drummer for Sting, Chick Corea and many others) as his mentor.

Soon after this, he moved to Paris where he started playing with some of our generation’s most talented Jazz musicians such as Étienne Mbappé, Étienne Mbappé And The Prophets, Bill Evans, Mike Manieri, Biréli Lagrene, Hadrien Feraud, Jim Beard, Sixun, Hyleen, Andy Narell, Sylvain Luc, Thierry Eliez, Meddy Gerville, Michel Alibo, Linley Marthe, David Koven, Stéphane Guillaume, Grégory Privat, Olivier Louvel, Gilles Coquard, Fred Dupont and a range of other talented musicians.

These days, Nicolas continues his career as a sideman, touring around the world, but also as a band-leader with his first ever album being released on the 13th November.

Nicolas VICCARO, né en 1986, grandit dans la musique et commence la batterie a l’age de 3 ans grâce a son père batteur professionnel. Il fait ses études de batterie au Conservatoire National de Région de Nice avec Jean-Paul Ceccarelli (Sting, Chick Corea…) et obtient le 1er Prix de Conservatoire.

Il décide de s’installer à Paris et commence à rencontrer et à jouer avec quelques uns des meilleurs musiciens du moment comme Étienne Mbappé, Étienne Mbappé And The Prohets, Bill Evans, Mike Mainieri, Biréli Lagrene, Hadrien Féraud, Jim Beard, Sixun, Hyleen, Andy Narell, Sylvain Luc, Thierry Eliez, Meddy Gerville, Michel Alibo, Linley Marthe, David Koven, Stéphane Guillaume, Grégory Privat, Olivier Louvel, Gilles Coquard Fred Dupont…

Aujourd’hui Nicolas continue son parcours autour du monde en tant que sideman pour tous ces artistes mais aussi en tant que leader de son propre projet parcourant les jazzclubs et les festivals…