Nick Ceroli

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Nick Ceroli
Birth name Nicholas Mathew Ceroli
Born (1939-12-22)December 22, 1939
Niles, Ohio, U.S.
Died August 11, 1985(1985-08-11) (aged 45)
Studio City, California, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums

Nicholas Mathew Ceroli (December 22, 1939 – August 11, 1985) was an American jazz drummer.


Ceroli was born in Niles, Ohio. He did a tour of Central and South America in 1963 with Ray Anthony, and that same year recorded with Jack Teagarden and played with Gerald Wilson at the Monterey Jazz Festival. In 1965 he played with Stan Kenton, then spent 1965-69 playing in Herb Alpert's group, the Tijuana Brass. He moved to Hollywood and became a prolific studio musician, working with Pete Jolly (ca. 1969), Zoot Sims (1976, 1984), Richie Kamuca (1977), Warne Marsh (1977–78), Ross Tompkins (1977), Bill Berry (1978), Dave Frishberg (1978), Pete Christlieb (1978), Bob Florence (1979–81), and Milt Jackson (1981).

Ceroli died of a heart attack at his home in Studio City, California at the age of 45.[1]


With Stan Kenton

With Irene Kral

With Warne Marsh



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