Nir received his music education at the Lagond Music School and at Hunter College under artists such as Rusty Cloud, Bill O'Connell, Harvie S., Charlie Lagond, Ryan Keberle, Doug Monroe and other music innovators. Throughout, Nir has been lucky to play with Jazz greats such as Omar Hakim, David Murray, Gary Smulyan, Greg Gisbert, Carl Allen, Joel Frahm, Miguel Xenon, Grammy nominee Roseanna Vitro, Emmy winner D.D. Jackson, and Grammy winner John Benitez. Nir graduated salutatorian from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter with a B.A in Music and Political Science.
Working at Saturday Night Live!, Nir provided support for Lenny Pickett and the SNL Band. There, he had the opportunity to assist great artists such as Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Sia, Paul Simon, Rhianna and the Zac Brown Band.