Double Rainbow - United States
Nanny Assis is a self-made man who started his career as a drummer and percussionist turning into a brilliant multiform musician. Academically he developed his music skills at the Federal School of Arts and Music in Bahia-Brazil. Nanny’s evolution as an artist has revealed him to also be an awesome singer, Drummer/percussionist & songwriter, heavily influenced by Chet Baker and Joao Gilberto’s mellow voices school.
For his multi-faceted talents, Nanny has become known all over the world. Nanny has based his multi-talented career in New York City for nine years now, during which, he has become one of the top singer-percussionists in the Brazilian music industry. He is sought after by world-class musicians for both studio recordings and live performances.
Nanny Assis has an outstanding artistic background and has received critical recognition from the top percussionists and from the best world music personalities. He has played and recorded with artists such as Phillip Glass, Eumir Deodato, Vinicius Cantuaria, Dril Kuadros, Arto Lindsey, Leo Gandelman, Helio Alves, Melvin Gibbs, Paulo Braga, Jay Leonhart, Jenny Scheinman, Kate McGarry, Manhattan Swing Orchestra, Empyreal String Orchestra, Machan Taylor,Gretchen Parlato, Cyro Baptista, Mount Moriah Church Choir, Tico da Costa, Leonel Luoeke, Romero Lubambo, Mark Lambert, Nilson Matta, Leni Stern, Cidinho Teixeira, Arthur Lipner, Maestro Daniel L. Riley Jr., John Patitucci, Oriente Lopez among others.