Nasheet Waits

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Nasheet Waits at the INNtöne Jazzfestival 2019

Nasheet Waits (* 15. June 1971 in New York City ) is an American jazz - drummer , bandleader and music teacher.


Waits came to drums through his father, the percussionist Freddie Waits . He first attended Morehouse College in Atlanta , where he studied psychology and history; then he moved to New York to study music at Long Island University , where he earned a Bachelor of Arts. During his studies he had private lessons with Michael Carvin ; Max Roach was his mentor who brought him into his percussion group M'Boom. His professional career began with Antonio Hart's quintet , with whom he stayed until 1998 and participated in three albums, such as the Impulse album Here I Stand from 1996.

Waits has also since worked in Andrew Hill's groups , Jason Moran's Bandwagon, and Fred Hersch's trio . He also took part in recordings and performances by numerous artists, including a. with Geri Allen , Mario Bauzá , David Berkman , Hamiet Bluiett , Ron Carter , Steve Coleman , Stanley Cowell , Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy , Orrin Evans , Stefon Harris , Michael Marcus , Jackie McLean , the Mingus Big Band , Greg Osby , Joshua Redman , Wallace Roney , Jacky Terrasson , Mark Turner , Christian McBride ( Christian McBride's New Jawn 2018) or Bojan Zulfikarpašić .

In 2007 he was a guest in the trio of saxophonist Bunky Green at the JazzBaltica festival ; In 2010 he released his debut album Equality . He is currently working in the Komeda Project u. a. with Scott Colley and in a duo with Peter Brötzmann . In addition to his work as a musician, he taught in private lessons.

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