Nasheet Waits

Nasheet Waits is an American jazz drummer.

Waits is a New York native who has been active on the jazz scene since early in his life. His father, percussionist Freddie Waits, died when Waits was 18.

Before pursuing a music career, Waits studied psychology and history at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He also holds a degree from Long Island University in music. While he was studying at L.I.U, instructor Michael Carvin secured Waits a spot in the percussion ensemble M’Boom, started by his father (Freddie Waits) and drummer Max Roach in 1970.

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