Producer, Drummer, DJ, Multi-instrumentalist Nigel Sifantus (N Sifantus). With a formal background in jazz drumming, Sifantus plays many styles of music ranging from electronic Dubstep, Electro-House, and Tech-House productions and remixes to live straight-ahead and modern jazz, drum ‘n’ bass/breakbeat-based live electronica, rock, soul and funk.
An innovator, Sifantus left his mark on the NYC music scene starting in 1998 as one of the first to perform drum ‘n’ bass and house beats live, with his unique technical style in groups such as The Cell Theory, Grandfather Ridiculous, Sevenseventeen, and L Maestro Presents. He is a master "Finger Drumming" of the MPC series and currently plays Native Instrument's Maschine to perform solo Electronica.
Since relocating to Los Angeles, Nigel has focused on producing "controllerist" style DJ performances and intricate productions in varying but related styles of EDM, incorporating mixes of live and re-mixed drumming with samples, synths, and found sounds of all varieties. He can also be found playing in local jazz clubs in the Los Angeles area as well as touring nationally with various acts.
He has appeared on stage with numerous renowned artists such as Joshua Redman, Bobby McFerrin, DJ Logic, Michael Manring, Alex Skolnick, Matisyahu, and many others. His groups have also worked and shared the stage with acts ranging from Medeski Martin and Wood, Marc Ribot, David Fiuczynski, The New Deal, Lake Trout, The Jazz Mandolin Project, and the Yohimbe Brothers (Vernon Reid/DJ Logic).
Nigel Sifantus has a B.F.A. in Jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan and has studied with numerous professional drummers including Joe Chambers, Bob Gulotti, Billy Hart, Joe Morello, & John Riley.
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