Jost Nickel, drummer with the famous German hip-hop act Jan Delay, studied at Drummers Collective in New York. He worked with many German and international musicians including Barry Finnerty, Randy Brecker, Mousse T., and Seeed.
Nowadays he works as a tutor at both the German University of Pop in Mannheim and the German Music Academy in Hamburg.
He made his mark as a clinician and educator after a series of stunning drum clinics at the PASIC convention in Texas and at the Montréal Drum Fest in Canada, among others. Since 2005 he has authored his own workshop series in Modern Drummer magazine, Drummer UK, and in the German drummer magazine Drums & Percussion.