|Birth name||Nicholas Mathew Ceroli|
December 22, 1939|
Niles, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||August 11, 1985
Studio City, California, U.S.
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).
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With Stan Kenton
- Stan Kenton Conducts the Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra (Capitol, 1965)
With Irene Kral
- Kral Space (Catalyst, 1977)
With Warne Marsh
- "Nick Ceroli". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
- Leonard Feather, The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties.
- Obituary, Variety, August 21, 1985, p. 134.
- "Nick Ceroli, Drummer Known for Versatility, Dies at 45". Los Angeles Times. 14 August 1985.