Born in Florence (Italy) on September 13, 1975, started studying clarinet at the age of 6, saxophones and piano at the age of 10. His career started very young features several collaborations in jazz, classical and pop music. He has played and recorded, among others, with Tom Harrell, Lee Konitz, Fred Hersch, Stefano Bollani and the Vienna Art Orchestra.

He recorded six album as band leader and more then 100 as side man. "He has one of the greatest clarinet sounds in jazz and is a fearless improviser" Fred Hersch (pianist) "Nico Gori is the best jazz clarinetist in the world. He has more than the others (Daniels, de Franco, Goodman, Wichman) in his fantastic imagination and variety in his playing" Svend Assmussen (violin)