Niko Jasniewicz

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP IMPULSE DRUM & BUGLE CORPS      

Biography

BORN IN:
Santa Barbara, CA

LIVES IN:
Huntington Beach, CA

DRUMMING SINCE:
1994

CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
Niko Jasniewicz (solo project), Danny Maika Trio, Thought Police

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Roy McCurdy, Sinclair Lott, Carter Beauford, Tom Float, Scott Johnson

FAVORITE ALBUM PLAYED ON:
"Paint the Sky Gray"

FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"The King is Dead", The Decemberists

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Performing with the Danny Maika Trio for the 4th of July Celebration (2012) in downtown Huntington Beach with a military flyover before our final song.

FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
18" AAX X-plosion Crash



Niko Jasniewicz is currently the Percussion Supervisor and Arranger for the Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps (2007-present). He also teaches percussion courses and clinics throughout Southern California and is currently writing, teaching and designing for the following schools: Huntington Beach High School, South High School (Torrance, CA), Western High School (Anaheim, CA), and Corona Del Mar High School. Niko has also worked with Pulse Percussion in 2008, Tom and Catherine Float at Fountain Valley High School from 2003-2006, and taught percussion at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, CA from 2003-2007. Aside from his work with the listed high schools and drum corps, Niko also performs in various groups that include his own solo project and the Danny Maika Trio that range in style from rock to jazz/blues and more.

Niko received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities/Music from the University of Southern California and studied music performance as well as recording arts and music technology. He has performed in the following ensembles: Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps (Charter Member 1999-2001), RCC Percussion Ensemble (2002-2004), Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2004), Blue Devils Entertainment (2004-2006), and the USC Concert Orchestra (2005-2007). He is also an active performer and arranger for Aerial Experience Productions, a professional performance group that highlights various types of artistry such as aerial acrobatics, and rudimental percussion. Niko has studied with Tom Float, Catherine Float, Scott Johnson, Sean Vega, Pete Sapadin, Morton Lauridsen, Neal Desby, Roy McCurdy, and Sinclair Lott. Niko is a proud endorser of Mapex Drums, Promark sticks, Evans drumheads, and SABIAN cymbals.

"I have been using Sabian cymbals my entire life. Simply put: Sabian cymbals have a great sound, perfect feel, and exceptional quality."