Extraordinary Italian pianist Nikko Ielasi fuses jazz, gospel, pop and rock elements in one power-packed set with his band NIKKOLLECTIVE. Joined by fellow super-stars Italian Adriano Matkovich on bass and Malaysia’s own Arthur Kam on Drums, Nikkollective is sure to not disappoint. Nikko Ielasi has released two albums with “Nikkollective” which featured Dave Weckl, PocketQueen, Fabrizio Cavallaro, Jordan Childs, Philip Lasiter among others.
NIKKO IELASI was born in Ischia, a small island in the south of Italy. Nikko gradu-ated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2015 where he shared the stage with Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Chris Turner, Jill Scott and many others. While in LA, Nikko toured with acclaimed singer/songwriter Chris Mann and legendary singer En-gelbert Humperdinck. Nikko has been featured by many music companies including Spectrasonics.
In the summer of 2019, Nikko became suddenly and irreversibly deaf on the right side with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss or SSHL. Through adversity, Nikko has continued to persevere by blessing the world with his music as a leader and musical director for others.
NIKKOLLECTIVE features saxophonist Mark Hartsuch, well known for his work with Indian legend Grammy, Oscar award winner AR Rahman. Mark currently lives in Mumbai, India where he produces, composes, arranges and records horns for Bol-lywood films and independent music artists all over the world.