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|Born||November 1967 (age 51)|
Rishon LeZion, Israel
|Associated acts||Ha-Chaverim shel Natasha|
Nir Zidkyahu (Hebrew: ניר צדקיהו, [ˈnir t͡sidˈkjahu], born November 1967 in Rishon LeZion, Israel), also known as Nir Z, is a studio-session drummer, and the brother of Blackfield's drummer Tomer Z. He played the drums for eight songs on Genesis' 1997 album, Calling All Stations, and subsequently joined the band for their 1998 tour.
In 2001, he drummed on John Mayer's breakthrough album, Room for Squares. Since then, he has played drums and percussion for various artists including Jason Mraz, Joss Stone and Alana Davis. In 2006, he recorded with Flaw on their Endangered Species record and with Chris Cornell on his second solo album, Carry On, released 2007. Zidkyahu played on several songs of the comeback album, Skyscraper, for former Journey singer Steve Augeri's original band Tall Stories, released January 23, 2009. In 2009, Zidkyahu went on tour drumming for Billy Squier. Now living in Nashville TN Nir’s become one of the top session drummer in music city .
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