COUNTRY: United States
GROUP: VINICIUS CANTUARIA/EUMIR DEODATOhttp://www.nannyassis.com
Singer, drummer, percussionist, song-writer and Bahia native Nanny Assis, has played with such artists as Vinicius Cantauria, Eumeir Deodato. He is a master of Brazilian Jazz, Afro-Brazilian music and other popular and folkloric sounds from his homeland.
Nanny has performed in venues such as Palais Montcalm Quebec City, B.B.King, Blue Note NYC, Bimhuis Amsterdan, Jazz Standard, Birdland, Joe’s Pub, Vortex Jazz Club London, Sunset Paris, Regattabar, Dakota Jazz Club, London’s BBC, Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Blue Note in Milan, Rome Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Fregey Theatre in Belgium, TCA in Brazil, and Chiasso Festival in Switzerland.
BORN IN: Salvador Bahia, Brazil
LIVES IN: NYC
DRUMMING SINCE: 7 years old
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Tony Williams, Steve Gadd
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Honey and Air (Rewinte Trio)
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON:
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: HHX Three Point Ride