Niko Jasniewicz is an active percussion educator, designer, arranger, and performer based in southern California. A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he studied music performance and education, as well as recording arts and music technology, Niko received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities/Music in 2006.
Since the beginning of his performance career in 1997 he has continued to travel the country with many performance ensembles and entertainment groups. Niko is an alumnus of Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps (Charter Member 1999-2001), RCC Indoor Percussion Ensemble (2002-2004), Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2003-2004), and the USC Concert Orchestra (2005-2007). He has had the privilege of studying with some of the best performers, educators, and composers in both the academic and marching arts settings including: Tom Float, Catherine Float, Scott Johnson, Sean Vega, Morton Lauridsen, Neal Desby, Roy McCurdy, and Sinclair Lott.
Niko has worked with many ensembles in southern California including: Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, Pulse Percussion, Orange County Independent Percussion Open, Odyssey Indoor Percussion, and Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps. Additionally, he is an active performer and composer for Aerial Experience Productions and serves as their Music Director.
Niko proudly uses Evans drumheads, Promark sticks, Mapex drums, and Sabian cymbals.