Nicola was born in Milan in 1970 but grew up in the Veneto region. He studied in Graz (Austria) at the Musikhochschule Jazz Department from 1992 to 1997 where he graduated (B.M.) in Saxophone. He also graduated (Jazz Diploma) from the Castelfranco Veneto G. Steffani Conservatory with full marks.
He's now Director of the Thelonious Monk School of Music, a prestigious institution located in Mira (Venezia), and Artistic Director of the JAM Jazz Festival.
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