Meet Nic.. tenBroek
Raised in Berkeley, California, Nic. began his musical education with piano lessons at age 9. Nic. was teaching and playing professionally while still a student at Berkeley High School.
Nic. accepted a scholarship to The Juilliard School, the world leader in performing arts education for gifted musicians. There he majored in performance and composition. Between his studies and performing professionally in both jazz and classical settings, Nic. was also the recipient of the prestigious Lincoln Center Award. Upon returning to California, Nic. began working as a studio musician, performing with a diverse range of artists including Santana, Gladys Knight, The Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., the Jacksons, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Tom Jones, Cher, and the San Francisco Symphony.
As a composer, Nic. has created scores for feature film, network television, and documentary films. His most recent film scores include "The Amateurs," starring Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson and Joe Pantoliano; and "The Dukes," starring Chazz Palminteri, Robert Davi and Peter Bogdanovich, as well as "Remembering Phil," starring Nick Turturro. Nic. also composed works for the Kronos String Quartet, Turtle Island String Quartet, Metropol Orchestra, and a full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass.”
As a producer and arranger, Nic. has worked with such artists as jazz singer Nancy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin, Les McCann, and Warner Bros. artists Reel Big Fish. Nic. and producer Alan Abrahams are currently completing the upcoming Les McCann Christmas album. In between his film and television projects, Nic. has been collaborating with Grammy Award Winning Producer Val Garay, writing and producing for a variety of recording artists and record labels. Their most recent successful project is a country classics album, with BMG records artist Richie Furay.