Nico Sleator is a pianist, composer, producer, music director, DJ, and teacher based in New York City. He is an internationally touring musician who specializes in Rock, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Electronica, Techno, House, Trance, UK Garage, and D’n’B. Fluent in many styles of music, he has become a sought after producer and composer for pop artists, rappers, film scoring, podcast scoring, sound design, mixing and mastering. He has performed at venues such as Lincoln Center in New York, La Place Vendome in Paris and La Capital Theatre in Quebec, and has scored award winning podcasts, received grants for his commissions and produced world renowned artists.
As a keyboard player, pianist, and DJ, Nico has toured across America, Caneda, and France to perform with acts like the Ultimate Queen Performance, Palaye Royale, Anna Sofia, and The Living Strange, opening for artists like Bonobo, Diplo, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson. He has played festivals like Warped Tour and Elements music festival, and performed at venues like Lincoln Center, La Place Vendome, Webster Hall, La Capitol Theatre, the Bitter End, Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, Arlenes Grocery, Elsewhere, Public Records and Rockwood Music Hall.
He has been commissioned to create scores for Fireside Mystery Theatre, Man In Space, Lova’s Game, and Greta Elbogen’s The Best Teacher, and the music education app Notefull. He is the recipient of a grant from the Creative Entrepreneur Grant from Pittsburgh Partners in the Arts, and Podcasts he has worked on have received accolades such as Best Podcast for the 2022 Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival and best Directing for Fiction Podcast by the New Zealand Web Fest.
Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA, Nico has been studying classical piano since the age of 7, and has been named a Steinway young artist at the age of 13. He then began to study jazz and taught himself music production, inspired by artists like Bill Evans and Skrillex. After playing in many different musical groups at a young age, he found himself playing rock, jazz, classical, and live electronic music back to back. He recently graduated from The New School for Jazz with a BFA for Jazz Piano Performance, and works as a private teacher and freelance keyboard player, music producer, and piano teacher in New York city.