Nico Manssens studied, among other, with Jan de Haas, Chander Sardjoe and Billy Hart. During and after his stay at the Antwerp Conservatory, he went into different musical directions.
He played in the pop project of Philippe Robrecht, Antoon Walgraeve and other jazz musicians, a.o. Nathalie Loriers, Piet Verbist, Nicolas Kummert, Marco Locurcio, Sal La Rocca, Greg Lamy and Toots Thielemans.
For the time being, he cruises with his own bands, such as Triolone, Zoshia and 4-Electrics, and works with dj Jerboa as well.