Niko Schauble is an award-winning drummer, composer, producer and audio engineer with a practice spanning the full range of contemporary notated and improvised music.
Born in 1962 Niko grew up in a family of musicians, singers, a record producer & lyricist and a famous jazz bassist (Eberhard Weber). He started to play piano at age 4 and drums at age 11. His first forays into audio recording were on a 4-track tape machine in the late 1970s.
Niko has performed with many of the world’s leading artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lee Konitz, Enrico Rava, Paul Grabowsky, Trilok Gurtu, Karaikudi R. Mani, Arthur Blythe, Deborah Conway and Archie Roach. His work is documented on over 60 albums.
Niko’s compositions span film and television scores, ballet, interdisciplinary works, chamber and symphonic music, with major commissions from the Australian Art Orchestra, West Australian Ballet, Radiosinfonieorchester Frankfurt, Queensland Festival and the Berlin Jazz Composers Orchestra.
Niko has held teaching positions in jazz and film music at the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Melbourne Polytechnic and has been a guest lecturer at QUT, ANU, UTAS, WAAPA, University of Adelaide, JIB (Jazz Institut Berlin) and the Sommerakademie der Landesmusikschule Berlin.
He is currently working on “Clear Waters”, a new work for Jazz Trio and large Symphony Orchestra, commissioned by the University of Ulm, Germany, as well as an educational book and video series for drumkit playing.