Nicholas Semrad is a grammy-nominated keyboardist and programmer based in Los Angeles currently touring with Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Mark Guiliana's Beat Music, Donny McCaslin, Knower, Jennah Bell, and The Lesson NYC. He has also done film/tv sound design for Space Jam: A New Legacy and DMZ (HBO series)
Born in the small town of Fremont, Nebraska, he studied Suzuki classical piano for 14 years before studying private jazz and rhythm study with ex-Wynton Marsalis/Norah Jones drummer Dana Murray.
After touring the midwest blues scene with blues legend Magic Slim (and the Tear Drops), Nicholas re-located to New York City where he started playing with some of the finest musicians around. He has now lived in Los Angeles for the past 5 years. Touring stints and gigs in the past have been with Miss Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, Bilal, Liv Warfield, Meg Mac, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Terrace Martin, and Bootsy Collins. He currently resides in Los Angeles and New York City.
Nicholas endorses, and designs and beta tests for, Yamaha keyboards/synths and Sequential.