Born in Bogotá, Colombia, eclectic drummer Nicko Guerrero with a range of ensembles in several styles, including pop, rock, jazz, and latin music. As an in-demand session player, he has worked and collaborated in several singles, studio albums, tv shows, and live sessions with a variety of artists from the USA, Mexico, and Colombia. The list includes Grammy® award winner Luciana Souza and the most famous popular colombian singer nowdays Paola Jara. He also has toured internationally, including performances in United States, México, Argentina, Perú, and the Dominican Republic. As a freelance drummer he is currently playing with several different acts.
Nicko leads his own music project, called "Pura Bulla" that mixes original and traditional Bullerengue compositions with jazz, with an extraordinary and exotic ensemble that includes musicians from Italy, Philippines, Greece, Palestine, United States, India, and Venezuela.
Guerrero holds a Master’s Degree and a Post-Master Fellowship certification from Berklee College of Music, where he received a Full Tuition Scholarship. Currently ambassador of the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) where has been mentored by Jazz Legends such as Wayne Shorter, Terri Lynne Carrington, Billy Kilson, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez among others.
Nicko Guerrero began studying drums at the age of 16 and since then he has earned scholarships at several institutions, including the Souza Lima Conservatory in Brazil, and the Caribbean Arts Conservatory in Puerto Rico. He also received a MACMEX Scholarship Award for an internship in Mexico at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education.
As an educator, he has taught in several music schools including the Berklee International Network (BIN) - EMMAT. Guerrero has conducted drum workshops and music conferences in different universities in Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Colombia. Currently he is drum teacher at "Boston Drum Lessons", one of the most prominent and renowned Drum Schools in the Boston Area.
Guerrero has a deep belief in the power of music, and therefore focuses his performing, composing, research, and teaching on the use of music as a holistic tool for social change.