Nicolas Gardel picked up the trumpet at the age of seven, quickly integrating into Albert Calvayrac’s class at the Conservatoire de Musique in Toulouse, France. He graduated with a first prize in trumpet.
A few years later he was admitted into the jazz class at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris where he would have the opportunity to work alongside renowned musicians like François Theberge, Ricardo Delfra, Glenn Ferris and Chris Potter.
In 2005 he joined the prestigious air force Big band directed by Stan Laferrière.
Meanwhile, he maintained a career as a recognized supporting musician. Each appearance was hailed by public and press. He performed on the biggest stages (Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Vienne, La défense Jass Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival) alongside renowned artists Davis Sanborn (three European tours), Laurent Mignard, Henri Texler, Nicholas Payton, Electro Deluxe, Michel Legrand Big Band, Big Band 31 (accompanied by David Linx, Richard Galliano, and Kellylee Evans) Tuxedo Big Band, Captain Mercier, Philippe Laudet and Rémi Panossian.
Today, enriched by these happy encounters, Nicolas Gardel develops his own projects, built on his experiences and creativity: in duet, quartet or sextet, he unfurls his musical palette.