Nasheet Waits

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Nasheet Waits
Background information
Birth name Nasheet Waits
Born (1971-06-15) June 15, 1971 (age 44)
Origin New York City, U.S.A
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Drummer
Years active 1993 to present

Nasheet Waits is an American jazz drummer.

Son of legendary percussionist Freddie Waits, Nasheet 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. Nasheet 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 a myriad of talented musicians including Fred Hersch, Antonio Hart, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran, Andrew Hill, Bunky Green, William Parker, Eddie Gómez, Casimir Liberski, John Medeski, and Mark Turner. Waits currently resides in New York City.[1]

Selected Discography[edit]

Nasheet Waits like many of his jazz contemporaries before him, has secured a working nickname within the industry: Nasheet "Heavy" Waits.


External links[edit]


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