plays Cuban-based dance music with Brazilian, funk and other
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.
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.
performs original improvisational music on gongs from time to
music draws on a wide range of influences including Cuban and
Brazilian music, blues, and jazz.