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plays Cuban-based dance music with Brazilian, funk and other influences.

Bloco Gumbo

Bloco Gumbo is an energetic and irreverent drum, brass & dance troupe that plays Carnaval music of the Americas. They focus on Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian Beats and are always adding in other sounds like Dominican Comparsa and New Orleans 2nd line.

Freelance Projects Nick has worked with : Trey Anastasio, Unidos de Lucas Samba School (Rio Carnaval), Dawn Drake, Nanni Assis, Dende, Roberto Poveda, Samba New York, Gary Morgan & Panamericana, Alec Stephen, Pupi Insua's Grupo Oriki, Jorge AlabÍ, Jay Collins, Mecca Bodega, and many other artists.

He recently recorded with Son de Brooklyn and and was musical director and soundtrack producer for the film Corazon de Melon.

Nick has performed in dozens of venues including: Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, Good Morning America, The Waldorf-Astoria, The Rainbow Room, The Copacabana, The Ritz-Carlton, Top of the Rock, Cipriani and the Rio de Janeiro Sambadrome.

He has accompanied dance classes at The Alvin Ailey School, Ballet Hispanico, The Joffrey School, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts,
Djoniba and City Center Dance.

Thai Gongs

Nick performs original improvisational music on gongs from time to time.

The music draws on a wide range of influences including Cuban and Brazilian music, blues, and jazz.



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