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 instructed, arranged and designed for many independent ensembles in southern California including: Vessel Drum and Bugle Corps, Orange County Independent Percussion Open, Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, Pulse Percussion, Odyssey Indoor Percussion, and Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. Niko also instructs various high school programs including South Torrance High School where he has been the Percussion Director/Designer since 2010. Additionally, he is an active performer and composer for Aerial Experience Productions and serves as their Music Director. He also performs with the Danny Maika Trio (www.dannymaika.com).
Niko is a proud endorser of Evans drumheads, Promark sticks, Mapex drums and Sabian cymbals.