Nir Z

PERFORMS WITH: Drummer/Percussionist

About the Artist

Nir Z is one of the worlds most in demand drummers.

Famous not only for his incredible studio chops and dynamic live presence, but also for the amazing energy he can bring to any musical situation.

Having spent the last 17 years as a staple on the exciting New York music scene, Nir has been in great demand as a studio and touring drummer.

Currently Nir lives in Nashville, TN.

Nir is also busy in his own personal recording studio using his vast experience and talent to product tracks and play drums & percussion for musicians from all over the world.

We asked... Why Gretsch?

Every time I play Gretsch drums I feel at home, I feel complete!

Recordings you've played on

Genesis, Chris Cornell, John Mayer, Alana Davis, Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, John Cruz, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Flaw, Lola Ray, East Village Opera Company, Ray Wison and many others...


Every record I've listened to....influenced me. As far as drummers, the list is too long....

Gene Krupa, Joe Morello, Tony Williams, Steve Gadd, Bonzo, Bozio, all these years that I lived in New York City...The streets, the train, the food, the drummers in New York, Roberto Rodrigez, Alex Alexander, Van Romaine, Steve Wolf....and many many others!!!


Work hard and listen to others! Be influenced by others but follow your heart, develop your own sound and style. Say no!!!!!! to drugs!

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For years, Gretsch’s Catalina Club has been the go-to drum set for versatility and reliable tone.

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Gretsch Marquee Series

New from Gretsch® Drums, the Marquee series delivers explosive, open tones, professional features and rock solid performance at an accessible price. Marquee shells combine 7-ply North American maple with a slight softer maple species that are cut with classic Gretsch 30-degree bearing edges and fit with 2.3mm triple flanged hoops.

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