Renowned Jazz Drummer Joins New England Conservatory

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Nasheet Waits, ’12, renowned drummer, composer and educator, has joined the New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department. Waits is widely known for his performances and recordings with a jazz greats including Antonio Hart, Geri Allen, Greg Osby, Marc Cary, Andrew Hill, Wallace Roney and many others. His father is legendary percussionist Frederick Waits, who played with Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach and McCoy Tyner.