Gabriel Nuzzoli

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About Gabriel Nuzzoli

Top Percussionist, Drummer in the UK who has played, toured and recorded with many world famous artists such as Ricky Martin and Louie Vega
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I was originally self-taught and then formally studied Afro-Cuban percussion and drums in Cuba with Enrique Pla (Irakere Band) and Samuel Formell (Los Van Van Band) among others thanks to a scholarship awarded to me by the Arts Council Of England. I have also personally developed several other Latin-American and Caribbean styles while always pursuing my personal development. I have taught at the Musicians' Institute in London for several years and was appointed Deputy Head of PIT, its percussion department. Up to this day, I have had the opportunity to perform with many great international artists and bands of various styles and backgrounds, touring the world and accumulating credits on over fifty records. Currently I am a visiting faculty and clinician at various institutes around Europe and, when not on the road, I am busy recording percussion and drums for international artists and producers. Here is a list of some of the world-class artists and bands whom I have had the opportunity to perform, tour and record with: 'Mainstream Pop' Leee John & Imagination, Sandie Shaw, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Ricky Martin, Ramp, Leon Ware, Sheree Brown, Modern Romance, Amy Winehouse, Alexandra Burke, Michele Chiavarini, Melt Yourself Down, Mica Paris, Linda Lewis, Corinne Drewery, Sandie Thom, Rosa Lopez (Spain), Karen Ramirez, Jocelyn Brown, Keziah Jones, Gloria Gaynor, Shaun Escoffery, Toyah Wilcox, James Taylor Quartet, Stephen Gately, Funky LowLives, Nova Fronteira, Courtney Pine, 883 (Italy), Peppercorn, Daphne & Celeste, the Urban Soul Orchestra, The Mohabir Sisters and the London Community Gospel Choir. 'World Music' Leo Vanelli, Tino Gonzales, Chiva Riva, Bobby Carcasses, Robin Jones & King Salsa, Jazzinho, Jesus Alemany (Cubanismo), Avraham Fried, Hassan Shamaizadeh, Suzan Roshan, Osvaldo Chacon, Omid, Arrow, Leo Dan, Academicos de Madureira, Quilombo do Samba and Motimba. 'DJs' Joey Negro, Michele Chiavarini, Louie Vega, DJ Disciple, Victor Simonelli and many others. I have been a full endorsee of Meinl Percussion, Vic Firth sticks and Duende Cajones..

Gabriel Nuzzoli's Reviews

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Lancashire T
22 years ago

Gabriel is an amazingly versatile Percussionist, with many years of experience with famous DJs such as Louie Vega and DJ Disciple (recorded several singles also with the latter) Gabriel is also the Drummer and also the Band leader of his own Function Band, The Legal Aliens.

Le V
4 years ago

Michele has pulled out all the stops for the Jazzcodes enlisting some of the most incredible Jazz musicians around to work on the project with him. Key players include Trumpet player Graeme Flowers (Quincy Jones, Michael Buble, Gregory Porter), Sax player Francesco Santucci (RAI Orchestra, Gino Vannelli, Lost In Translation). Percussion player and drummer Gabriel Nuzzoli (Cubana Pop, Ricky Martin, Jazzinho), Jazz drummer Alberto Argiro’ (Alberto Corvini, Ares Tavolazzi). It’s a mouthwatering list of talent

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Gabriel Nuzzoli's Song list

Ain't Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Ain't No Stopping Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead)
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
All Right Now (Free)
American Boy (Estelle)
Another Star (Steve Wonder)
Are You Gonna Go My Way (Lenny Kravitz)
Baby I Love Your Way (Big Mountain)
Bad Girls (Donna Summer)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
Blame It On The Boogie (Michael Jackson)
Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke Feat. Pharell)
Boogie Wonderland (Earth Wind And Fire)
Brick House (Commodores)
Buffalo Soldier (Bob Marley)
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (Barry White)
Can't Feel My Face (The Weekend)
Can't Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
Car Wash (Rose Royce)
Celebration (Kool & The Gang)
Chain Of Fools (Aretha Franklin)
Cheap Thrills (Sia)
Come Together (Beatles)
Conga (Gloria Estefan)
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Crazy In Love (Byoncé)
Dance Little Sister (Terence Trant D’Arby)
Dancing Queen (ABBA)
Disco Inferno (The Trammps)
Do I Do (Stevie Wonder)
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Don't You Worry About A Thing (Steve Wonder)
Every Breath You Take (The Police)
Finally (Ce Ce Peniston)
Forget Me Not (Patrice Rushen)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Funkin' For Jamaica (Tom Browne)
Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)
Get Down Saturday Night (Oliver Cheatham)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Get Up Offa That Thing (James Brown)
Good Times (Chic)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Hey Ya (OutKast)
Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Hold My Hand (Jess Glynne)
Hot Hot Hot (Arrow)
How Deep Is Your Love (Calvin Harris & Disciples)
I Am Ever Woman (Chaka Khan)
I Can't Get Enough Of Your Love (Barry White)
I Can't Help Falling In Love (UB40)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
I Gotta Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
I Just Wanna Make Love To You (Etta James)
I'm Your Boogie Man (KC & The Sunshine Band
Isn’t She Lovely (Steve Wonder)
I Shot The Sheriff (Bob Marley)
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I Wish (Steve Wonder)
I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
Jump Around (House Of Pain)
Kiss (Prince)
Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Ladies Night (Kool & The Gang)
Lady (Hear Me Tonight) Modjo
Lady Marmalade (Pattie Labelle)
Let's Groove Tonight (Earth Wind And Fire)
Living La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin)
Living On A Prayer (BonJovi)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Bruno Mars)
Long Train Running (Doobie Brothers)
Lost In Music (Sister Sledge)
Love Me Again (John Newman)
Love On Top (Beyoncé)
Love Train (The O'Jays)
Mamma Mia (ABBA)
Master Blaster (Steve Wonder)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
Need You Now (Lady Antebellum)
Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)
Night Fever (Bee Gees)
No Mountain High (Marvin Gaye)
No Tears Left To Cry (Ariana Grande)
Now That We Have Found Love (Third World)
One Last Time (Ariana Grande)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Please Don’t Stop The Music (Rihanna)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
Red Red Wine (UB40)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
September (Earth Wind And Fire)
Sex Machine (James Brown)
Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
Seven Nation Army (White Stripes)
Shake Your Body Down To The Ground (Jackson 5)
Shout (The Isley Brothers)
Simply The Best (Tina Turner)
Smooth (Santana)
Signed Sealed And Delivered (Steve Wonder)
Somebody Else's Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
Staying Alive (Bee Gees)
Summer of '69 (Brian Adams)
Superstition (Steve Wonder)
Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)
Tainted Love (Soft Cell)
These Boots Are Made For Walking (Nancy Sinatra)
This Will Be (Natalie Cole)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out (Freak Power)
Twist & Shout (Beatles)
Unchain My Heart (Joe Cocker)
Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson Feat.Bruno Mars)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Venus (Shocking Blue)
Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
We Are Family (Sister Sledge)
What A Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers)
Whenever Wherever (Shakira)
You’ve Got The Love (Florence The Machine)
You Can't Touch This (MC Hammer)
You To Me Are Everything (The Real Thing)
24K Magic (Bruno Mars)

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
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Latin jazz, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Disco, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Funk, R&B, Motown, Top 40, Soul, World music, Bossa nova, Caribbean music, Choro, Calypso, Cumbia, Cuban music, Brazilian music, Latin, Salsa, Jewish music, Merengue, Reggae, Mariachi, Italian music, Samba, Ska, Spanish music, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, House, Garage, Ibiza club, Dubstep, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Film / TV music, Folk, Rock
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Private event, Wedding, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Audio engineer, Producer, Sound technician, Drum technician, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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