Nicola Angelucci


Nicola Angelucci is a drummer and composer.

His discography spans over 3 album releases as a leader, 5 as a co-leader and more than 70 albums as a sideman.

Nicola Angelucci’s first album as a leader, playfully entitled "The First One", was recorded to the most part in New York, featuring Sam Yahel and Roberto Tarenzi on piano/organ, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Paolo Recchia on sax and Kengo Nakamura, Johannes Weidenmüller and Francesco Puglisi on bass.

Having subsequently formed a working band with Recchia, Tarenzi and Puglisi, he recorded his second album "Beyond the Drums" (2013) with that same quartet. Peter Bernstein contributes as a special guest, enriching several songs with his guitar sound and New York spirit.


His third album as a leader, „Changes“ (2021), marks his first release on a major label (Warner) and contains exclusively his original music.

Since 2013, Nicola Angelucci is a constant member of the Fabrizio Bosso Quartet. He also appears in established collaborations with Bebo Ferra,Rosario Bonaccorso,Olivia Trummer,Dado Moroni and Paolo Recchia.

In the past years, he has worked as a sideman with some of the most interesting and acclaimed jazz bandleaders of our times like Benny Golson (with whom he toured from 2004 to 2011 in Italy and abroad), Wynton Marsalis,Dee Dee Bridgewater,Mike Stern,Kurt Rosenwinkle,Bob James,Steve Grossman,Sonny Fortune,Wes Anderson,Jeremy Pelt,Joel Frahm,Eddie Gomez,Bob Mintzer,Andy Gravish,Jim Rotondi,Alex Sipiagin,Sam Yahel,Jerry Bergonzi,Aaron Goldberg, Larry Grenadier,Peter Bernstein,Dave Kikoski,John Hicks,George Garzone and Joey de Francesco. His most significant collaborations within the Italian jazz scene include performances and recordings with Enrico Pieranunzi,Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava,Max Ionata,Francesco Cafiso,Rosario Giuliani,Mario Biondi,Rita Marcotulli,Fabrizio Bosso,Dado Moroni,Gegè Telesforo,Luca Mannutza,Nico Gori, Maurizio Rolli,Maurizio Giammarco,Stefania Tallini,Javier Girotto,to name a few.

Nicola Angelucci'S SETUP:

  1. 22" Zildjian Old K IIIb 2320gr
  2. 20" Zildjian Old K IIa 1940gr
  3. 20" Zildjian Old K IIIc 1610gr
  4. 14" Zildjian Hi Hat intermediate stamp 900/900gr

* May be prototype