Nabaté Isles Presents Jazz’s Influence on 50 Years of Hip-Hop

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Harlem School of the Arts collaborate to present Nabaté Isles and his ensemble celebrating the golden anniversary of hip hop. The show will feature classic jazz compositions that were sampled into major hip hop records. The goal of this concert is to show how jazz was, and is, a major part of the evolution of hip hop.

The Band:
Nabaté Isles, Trumpet
Raydar Ellis, Lyricist/MC
Matthias Loescher, Guitar
Alex Marcelo, Piano/Keyboards
Gary Foote, Bass
Abe Fogle, Drums
+ Special Guests

Nabaté Isles is a Grammy-winning trumpeter as well as a composer and producer, born and raised in New York City. Nabaté released his debut album ‘Eclectic Excursions’ in the Summer of 2018, the independent album was in the Top-50 in the JazzWeek charts for 6 weeks, receiving critical acclaim. His latest album, ‘En Motion’ (released on Ropeadope Records) features Sam Barsh (also the album’s producer), Eric Harland, Mumu Fresh, Kardinal Offishall and the iconic Chuck D. Nabaté has performed, toured and/or recorded with artists Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Christian McBride, Philip Bailey, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, Dianne Reeves, José James, Savion Glover, Oliver Lake, Ravi Coltrane, Steve Coleman, Steve Wilson, Gregory Porter, Freda Payne, the Mingus Big Band and others. Nabaté was a part of the trumpet section for all three of the Christian McBride Big Band’s Grammy-winning albums as well as the band’s performance at the White House for the last concert under President Barack Obama’s administration.


The event was made possible in part with support from the West Harlem Development Corporation.




Sat, Nov 11
4:00 pm

Harlem School of the Arts - 645 St. Nicholas Ave, NYC

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