Casa Jazz Club: Nasheet Waits, Bennie Maupin, and Eric Revis
As the son of legendary percussionist Frederick Waits, who set the rhythms that made Ella Fitzgerald swing, Nasheet Waits is the torchbearer of today’s most energetic, sophisticated jazz rhythms. Enjoy appetizers and a sunset cocktail reception on the Ocean Terrace, then head to the Main Salon for a performance by the Nasheet Waits, Bennie Maupin, and Eric Revis.
About Nasheet Waits
Drummer and Music Educator Nasheet Waits had an early music education from his father, legendary percussionist Frederick Waits. Freddie Waits played with major artists of the mid twentieth century including Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, McCoy Tyner, and countless others.
Nasheet received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at Long Island University, where he studied under renowned percussionist Michael Carvin. The New York-based artist has played as a member of Andrew Hill’s various bands, Jason Moran’s Bandwagon, and the Fred Hersch trio.
Nasheet has recorded with a veritable ‘who’s who’ in jazz music, boasting stints with jazz notables such as Geri Allen, Hamiett Bluiett, Abraham Burton, the Charles Mingus Orchestra, and Vanessa Rubin. He has toured extensively in Africa, Europe, Japan, Canada, South America and the United States.