Nick Backos is a drummer, percussionist, and educator in the greater Detroit area. As an educator, Nick is a retired band director from the Avondale School District and is currently on the adjunct faculty for Macomb Community College. He holds the position of director of the Jazz Lab Band and percussion instructor. Nick is a graduate of Wayne State University with a BA in Performance and Education, a Master Degree in Library and Information Science and is completing a Master Degree in Jazz Studies. He also holds a Graduate Certification in Orchestral Studies and a Certificate in Music Technology from Berklee College of Music.