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Nazir Ebo

Drummer, Nazir Ebo has been performing since he was 9 years old and taking the stage as part of the Clef Club Youth Ensemble, Kimmel Center Youth Orchestra and a long side noted jazz musicians like Tim Warfield and his brother Justin Faulkner. Nazir spent his childhood surrounded by music, and now stands at the forefront of modern jazz.

Clearly talented, he attended the Philadelphia Clef Club as a way to practice the drums and learn to be comfortable in front of others. Since then he has performed at Chris's Jazz Café, The LaRose Jazz Club special Friday Session, the West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, Cape May Jazz Festivals, The Firehouse Café, the James Michener Museum, South Restaurant and several others.

Most recently he went into the studio to record with noted bassist, Jamaaladeen Tacuma; presented a workshop at the Central Friends of PA Summer Camp; performed with Play on Philly’s guest educator, Wynton Marsalis; perform for dignitaries at City Hall during Jazz Appreciation Month, and fronts his own band on the Community Unity Music Festival (co-founded by his mother Carol and brother, Justin Faulkner). This endeavor assists inner city youth with instruments and lessons.

When not performing, Nazir can be found in the halls of Girard Academy Music Program (GAMP) attending class, playing the bass (electric and upright) the marimba and checking out the scene, musically!


Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news-and- opinion/Little-Jazz-Man-69319297.html#ixzz1Z5QoVijQ http://jumpphilly.com/2011/05/31/nazir-ebo-the-11-year-old-drum- prodigy/ http://jazztimes.com/articles/27708-a-place-for-young-jazz-players-in- philly


“One in a long line continuing a Philly tradition of excellence. The inter- generational sharing in our Jazz community is unrivaled in the world and always has been. The resulting legends that hail from our city speak for themselves. Now if only we had more venues for these young lions to hone their skills and for the old lions to mentor them. Were it not for La Rose, the Clef Club and new efforts like Little Bar, the loss of icons like Ortlieb's would be a crushing blow.

All photos by Anthony Dean, L. David Hinton or Howard Pitkow photographers.




Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

I Owe It to Dakota

Honeybunch Records


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