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 and experimental.
He has recorded 50 CD with various musicians.
Concerts in France, Switzerland, Albania, Morocco, Kenya, Malta, Croatia and others.
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, Musica sulle Bocche, Ascona Jazz (Svizzera), Iseo Jazz, TanJazz (Tangeri / Marocco), Shkodra Festival (Albania), Fano Jazz On The Sea, La Casa del Jazz (Roma), Blue Note Milano etc.
Throughout his career he played with many jazz musicians, such as Ralph Alessi, Bill Carrothers, Mat Maneri, Gianni Basso, Enrico Rava, Fabrizio Bosso, Chris Collins, Franco Cerri, Garrison Fewell, Arrigo Cappelletti, Claudio Fasoli, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Carlo Actis Dato, Sandro Gibellini, Bruno De Filippi, Max De Aloe, Ares Tavolazzi, Antonio Ciacca, Andrea Dulbecco, Roberto Cecchetto, Giulio Visibelli, Alberto Mandarini, Billy Lester, Paolo Alderighi, Stephanie Trick, Alfredo Ferrario, Michel Pastre, Engelbert Wrobel, Nicki Parrott …
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 isappropriate given the instrumentation and arrangements. But when energy is called for he fits the bill quite nicely. – CADENCE (USA) APR-MAY-JUN 2011