Nasheet Waits

Nasheet Waits, musician/educator, is a New York native. His interest in playing the drums was encouraged by his father, the legendary percussionist Frederick Waits. Throughout his 30-year career, Waits has boasted stints with some of the most notable musicians in the world, contributing to over 150 recordings. He holds longstanding relationships with Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, Andrew Hill, Christian McBride, and David Murray. He also leads his group, Equality, and co-leads Tarbaby with Eric Revis and Orrin Evans.

Amidst his performing, recording and touring activity, Waits is also a professor at the New England Conservatory. He believes in taking a personal approach to the drums and music, and balances tradition and modernism. Waits is dedicated to exploring the creative path in music.