Biography

Originally from Montpellier, South of France, Nicolas Grupp became passionate about playing drums at the age of 13. Before turning 18, he did his first gigs in a rock band that ultimately ended up playing 80 concerts during the three years of the groups’ existence. Nicolas started courses on jazz and West-African music at a music school called ‘Jam’ in Montpellier. In 2005 and 2008 he visited Mali with his drums in order to truly learn the Touareg rhythms. During these trips, he met with several Malian artists and groups, such as the well-known band Tinariwen with which he had the opportunity to play two concerts. In order to complete his music studies, Nicolas enrolled in the school of Didier Lockwood, CMDL, from which he graduated two years later with excellent grades. He currently resides in Paris and plays in numerous jazz and world music projects. He performs in France and abroad with artists such as Tamikrest, Levis Reinhardt, Robby Marshall, Justin Adams, Terakaft, … Some of his most memorable concerts have been played at festivals such as Sziget, Glastonbury, and Printemps de Bourges. In addition to Europe, Nicolas has also been touring in the USA, Russia, Western Africa, Asia and South America.
In 2020 Nicolas apears in the Netflix serie “The Eddy” produce by Damien Chazelle.

Currents projects: Tamikrest, Robby Marshall quartet, Christophe Leloil Open Minded , Damien Groleau trio, Rimendo, …

Past Project : Terakaft, Levis Reinhardt, Raven, …

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