Due to her upbringing in her local church, Nikki Glaspie began playing drums alongside her mother on the keyboards at the ripe age of 2 years old. By the time she was a senior in high school, Glaspie began to take drumming very seriously and chose to enroll at Boston's elite Berklee College of Music in 2000. Between her musical exposure in the classroom and frequent time spent at Boston's most famous jazz clubs, Glaspie has forged lasting relationships with talented musicians and is beginning to make a name for herself in the drumming profession. Throughout her career, Nikki has spent time in the studio with many established bands, including State Radio, Richie Hart and Dean Bowman. Additionally, she was fortunate enough to gain performance exposure at the annual New Orleans Jazz Festival, alongside G. Love and the Special Sauce, Karl Denson and Soulive, among others. Most recently, after touring the globe with Martin Luther, Nikki G. was chosen to be a member of Beyonce's all-female touring band. She played her first BET Awards show in June, 2006, to be followed by another full-scale Worldwide tour with Beyonce next April 2007.