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Meade Memorial Episcopal Church is delighted to announce our partnership with Yellow Door Concert Series as they come together to relaunch JAZZ AT MEADE (JAM).  This new found friendship will not change the incredible tradition established by the Jazz at Meade Committee, but hopes to create greater reach through the Alexandria Community and beyond. 


JAZZ AT MEADE (JAM), with support from Yellow Door Concert Series, welcomes the Nasar Abadey Quartet on Sunday August  21, 2022, 4pm until 6pm.  


Jazz at Meade is proud to welcome back Nasar Abadey for the fourth concert in the 2022 concert season. Nasar Abadey, the 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, D.C., 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 artistic license to perform and explore African American classical music as part of the process.

Please join us on Sunday, August 21st and help Jazz at Meade welcome back to the stage the legendary jazz drummer and band leader, Nasar Abadey and his Quartet. You can join us in person or virtually via live streaming with zoom performance link.

 Masks and proof of vaccination will be required for in person attendance.

 Please note that all tickets must be purchased through our RVSP/TICKET LINK below - there will be no tickets sold at the door for this show.

 Ticket Prices:

$25 in person single ticket

$50 in person two tickets

$10 virtual

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Robyn or Vaughn at info@yellowdoorconcertseries.com


Jazz at Meade August 21, 2022 In Person One Ticket

There is a 30 seat limit for in person attendance and tickets will be available on a first come first served basis. Once the limit is reached, this link will no longer be active. At that time, only virtual tickets will be available.
Please note that the zoom link will be emailed by2:00 pm on Sunday August 21, 2022 to the email address used to purchase your virtual ticket reservation. Waiting room will open, and you will be admitted prior to the beginning of the concert.

Our next concert, featuring the Marshall Keys Group is September 18th and tickets will be available beginning September 1st.

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