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10TH ANNUAL CONCERT SERIES

THE 2017 CONCERT SERIES

"CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF HONORING THE TRADITION, JAZZ AND BEYOND"

   

August 20, 2017

                                  Nasar Abadey Quartet                                      

 


Jazz at Meade is proud to welcome back Nasar Abadey and his Quartet. Nasar Abadey, the legendary educator, composer, and band leader happens to be a talented drummer from the Washington, DC area.  Frank Rubio, Cadence Magazine, said of him. "He is not a background drummer.  He is up front and expressive, aggressively pounding out a wide array of propulsive rhythms..."...."Mike Joyce, Washington Post, adds, "As a composer he's also responsible for the strong spiritual current that runs through much of his music."  

Based in Washington, DC, Nasar Abadey has also built a solid reputation as a sideman with several groups, and has recorded with many national artists throughout his career. He began playing drums at age five, drawing influences from powerhouse drummers such as Tony Williams, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones and his cousin Frankie Dunlop, to name a few.  He creates jazz music steeped in hard bop, modal, fusion, and avant-garde styles.  

His music has taken him to jazz festivals and concerts all over the world.  He has performed and/or toured with legends such as Sun Ra, Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, Pharoah Sanders, Cyrus Chestnut, Stanley Turrentine, and Ella Fitzgerald.  Nasar describes his music as Multi-D which is multi-dimensional and multi-directional.  He formed his group SUPERNOVA to explore this concept and to exercise his license to perform and explore African American classical music as part of the process.  

Nasar Abadey has been the recipient of grants and fellowships for composition, performance and merit by the most prestigious music arts organizations in the US including the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities.  His educational contributions range from high school workshops and children's concerts to Artist-in Residence, Brown University.  

Nasar Abadey attended the University of Buffalo, in NY; Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC.  He is currently Professor of Jazz Percussion in the Jazz Studies department at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  

 Please join Jazz at Meade on Sunday, August 20th and welcome back the phenominal Nasar Abadey and his Quartet.

 

 

 

 

ALL CONCERTS ARE HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT 4PM.

DONATION $20.00

***ARTIST SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

***The recording, reproduction or transmission of Artist’s performance is prohibited without prior permission of JAM and the artist.***