The Nasar Abadey Trio features Piano, Bass and Drums with varying musicians from time to time. The music performed represents songs and sounds from the threshold of Jazz to beyond space and time. The musicians have an artistic license to express their compositions through traditional African rhythms, bebop, fusion, and free form. Musical inspirations include John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Duke Ellington among others. The band’s performance credits include many of the jazz greats of today and yesterday, and they have recorded and/or performed with many national artists throughout their careers. Abadey began playing drums at age five. Drawing influences from powerhouse drummers such as Tony Williams, Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Art Blakey, and his cousin Frankie Dunlop.
Currently Nasar Abadey is a Professor of Jazz Percussion in the Jazz Studies Department at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Abadey has formed other ensembles and is the driving force of the Nasar Abadey Quartet; SUPERNOVA® Chamber Orchestra with Strings; The Washington Renaissance Orchestra, The Renaissance Trio, with the flagship being to the SUPERNOVA® band.