Nasheet Waits

Nasheet Waits is an American jazz drummer.

Nasheet Waits
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Background information
Born (1971-06-15) June 15, 1971 (age 49)
New York City
Years active1993–present
Associated actsThe New Jazz Composers Octet

Son of percussionist Freddie Waits, Nasheet Waits is a New York native who has been active on the jazz scene since early in his life. Before pursuing a music career, he studied psychology and history at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He also holds a degree from Long Island University in music. While studying at L.I.U, instructor Michael Carvln secured Waits a spot in the percussion ensemble M'Boom, started by drummer Max Roach in 1970. Waits has recorded or performed with Fred Hersch, Antonio Hart, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran, Andrew Hill, Tony Malaby, Bunky Green, William Parker, Eddie Gómez, Casimir Liberski, John Medeski, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Mark Turner.[1]

Selected discographyEdit

As a leaderEdit

  • Equality (Fresh Sound Records, 2008)
  • Between Nothingness and Infinity (Laborie, 2016)

As sidemanEdit

With Ralph Alessi

With Tarbaby

  • Tarbaby (Imani, 2009)
  • The End of Fear (Posi-tone, 2010)
  • Ballad of Sam Langford (Hipnotic, 2013)
  • Fanon (Rogue Art, 2013)

With Antonio Hart

  • For Cannonball and Woody (RCA/Novus, 1993)
  • All We Need (Downtown, 2004)

With Jason Moran

With others



  1. ^ "Biography: Nasheet Waits". Retrieved 26 July 2012.

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