Niko Jasniewicz is an active percussion educator, designer, arranger and performer. 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 ensembles and performance 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 groups in Southern California including Orange County Independent Percussion Open, Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps, Pulse Percussion Ensemble, and Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. Currently, Niko is the Battery Arranger and Designer for Odyssey Indoor Percussion and has continued to work as the Percussion Director/Designer for South Torrance High School since 2010. Additionally, he is an active performer and designer for Aerial Experience Productions as their Percussion Director. Niko 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.