Nout studied drums at the Sweelinck Conservatory and got his degree in 1993. That same year he won, being a band member of the group Ninsk, the Middelsee Jazz Price.
Years of playing in many bands and ensembles followed, on locations like such as cafe’s, schools, on the street to theaters and famous festivals like Moers, North Sea, Noorderslag, and Antibes.
Recent collaborations, on stage and in the studio, have been with Corrie van Binsbergen, Ernst Glerum, Saartje van Camp, Tetzepi Bigband, Wende Snijders, Solveig Sings, PumpOrgan and ( since 1998) with Jeroen Zijlstra.
Nout teaches drums on the International School of Amsterdam since 1998.